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CALENDAR OF 



THE CORRESPONDENCE OF 



GEORGE WASHINGTON 



COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY 



WITH THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS 



PREPARED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS 

IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS BY JOHN C. 

FITZPATRICK. DIVISION OF MANUSCRIPTS 



WASHINGTON 

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 

1906 



L. C. card, 6-35011 



PREFATORY NOTE 

Under an Executive order of March 9, 1903, the Washington Papers 
were transferred from the Department of State to the Library of 
Congress. Long as the manuscripts had been in the possession of the 
Government, no list of the letters of Washington had ever been so much 
as attempted; and the letters written to him had been but imperfectly 
listed by Jared Sparks when engaged in preparing his "Writings of 
George Washington" first published in 1833-37. The great size and 
historical importance of the collection demand a closer study, and a 
series of calendars generally descriptive of its contents. The first of 
these calendars deals only with the correspondence between the Gen- 
eral and the Continental Congress. 

The segregation in the Library of Congress of other collections 
oflfered an unusual opportunity to make the calendar complete so far 
as concerned the materials for the period covered. So that while the 
Washington Papers forms the basis of the calendar, related material 
is drawn from other sources, wherever the original is found in the 
Library of Congress. The various sources are the Washington Papers, 
the papers of the Continental Congress, and the papers of Robert 
Morris. 

I. THE WASHINGTON PAPERS. 

The arrangement of the Washington Papers is peculiar, and was due 
to the ingenuity of Jared Sparks. They are divided into two great 
series. The letters from and the letters to the General; and the let- 
ters from him during the Revolutionar\^ War are subdivided into sub- 
series as follows: 

A. Letters to the President, Committees, and individual members 

of the Continental (Congress. 

B. Letters and orders to officers of the Continental Army. 

C. Letters to the Governors and other civil officers of the States. 

D. Letters to foreign ministers, officers or individuals. 

E. Letters to officers in the service of the British Crown. 

F. Records of the Councils of War and opinions of the general 

officers on military' affairs. 
P. Private letters. 

5 



6 PREFATORY NOTE 

Before this division, which appears to have been due to the secreta- 
ries and aids of the General, had been perfected, copies of letters were 
kept in books irrespective of a distribution according to addressee. 
Four volumes of such letters exist and the contents have been drawn 
upon as needed for this calendar. 

The entire contents of Series A appear in this calendar as well as 
such letters and papers in the other series as were pertinent to the 
purpose. These letters are the first drafts, either in the writing of 
Washington or his aids, and are, for the most part, not signed. As 
the idea and not the language of the letter, when written by an aid, 
was Washington's, some effort has been made to identify the writer of 
the draft. The success is greater than was anticipated, and it is for 
the first time possible to measure the confidence reposed in his aids 
by the Commander-in-chief. It was a surprise to find some drafts or 
copies in the writing of Martha Washington; it was quite as surprising 
to learn the great number of papers in the writing of Alexander 
Hamilton, John Laurens and Tench Tilghman. It is still more sur- 
prising to find elaborate drafts entirely in the writing of Washington 
himself, and often prepared in the most critical periods of the war. 
As a general and useful guide to the writers of these drafts a list of 
those seiTing as aids and secretaries to Washington, with a page of 
their writing, is added (p. 9). Outside of Series A a few letters have 
been drawn from Series P, and from the four combined volumes. 
Of these two series there exist transcripts prepared by Richard Varick 
in 1781-3. A few missing originals have been made good from these 
transcripts. 

The Letters to Washington, comprising 117 volumes, form the second 
great source of materials listed in this calendar. Some attempt had 
been made by Mr. Sparks to bind in separate volumes what papers 
had been received from the Continental Congress; but the attempt was 
imperfectl}' planned and very imperfectly carried into effect. The 
result has been that not only were those Congress volumes calendared 
(Vols. 89-98) but the entire collection has been examined for papers 
that had been misplaced. 

II. PAPERS OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS. 

The third great source of papers were the Papers of the Continental 
Congress. A rough list of these papers was prepared when Peter 
Force was compiling the "American Archives,'' but it is a list useless 
for historical purposes, conveying no idea of the contents of the differ- 
ent papers or of the relations of one to another. Crudely planned, it 
was still more crudely prepared, and it is impossible to trace even the 
location of a single letter and the response made, or of a single paper 
and its enclosures. The letters of Washington to the Congress fill 



PREFATORY NOTE / 

eleven volumes, and transcripts were made of them in nine volumes 
under the direction of the Secretary, Charles Thomson. This serits, 
undoubtedly the finest series of Wai^hingtou letters in existence, con- 
tains many holographs of Washington, and many written by his aids, 
with a large number of enclosures relating to civil and military affairs. 
The writer of the body of the papers has in each ca^e been identified, 
so far as was possible. The letter books of the Presidents of Congress 
(those of John Hancock are not in the collection), and the Dispatch and 
Committee books gave much additional material. Of high importance 
was the series of reports of committees of Congress on letters of Wash- 
ington. The letter books of Robert Morris, while Superintendent of 
Finance, were searched and whatever was written to W^ashington was 
inserted in this calendar. 

In the preparation of so extensive a list certain details were omitted 
which might seem of importance. The same letter may exist in four 
forms: 1, the draft; 2, the Varick transcript of the draft; 3, the letter 
sent to the President, and 4, the Thomson transcript of this letter. It 
has not been thought necessary to mention the letter in more than one 
of its forms. Should a closer study of a letter be desirable the inves- 
tigator can easily learn whether the other forms are in the Library. 
Series A, of the drafts forms the basis of the list, and is the more 
interesting as being the form of paper nearest to headquarters and 
while in process of composition. The changes and additions clearly 
show this process. The dates of replies to letters are noted in the 
calendar wherever they are to be found endorsed on the original 
letter (an asterisk [*] denotes that the reply is in the Library of Con- 
gress); but no attempt had been made to insert such information when 
not so noted as the chronological arrangement of this calendar readily 
lends itself to the uses of the investigator. The number of pages 
occupied by a paper in a book of transcripts is not given, as the infor- 
mation would convey no true conception of the length of the original 
I>aper. 

While it would be useful to indicate where each document could be 
found in print (if it has been printed), the task would be greater than 
the value of the results. References have been confined to the Sparks 
and the Ford editions of the " Writings of W^ashington,'' and to the 
''•Journals of the Continental Congress." 

The true first document of the calendar is Washington's paper read 
in Congress June 16, 1775, accepting the command of the Continental 
army. The last document was properly the resignation of his com- 
mission in 1783. Two entries of 1784 were added to complete the 
story of incidents occurring before the resignation; and one of 1789, 
announcing the election of Washington to the Presidency under the 
Federal Constitution, fittingly closed his connection with the Conti- 
nental Congress, and marked his re-entrance into public life under the 



8 PREFATORY NOTE 

new political conditions which put an end to the existence of that 
revolutionary, but then almost powerless, le^slative body. 

It would be useless to undertake to summarize the nature of this 
collection or to dwell upon its importance to history and biography. 
It is enough to say that it is unique, most notable and of imperishable 
interest, embodying the history of the Revolution and the acts of the 
leading men of that time. 

The calendar has been prepared by Mr. John C. Fitzpatrick, of the 
Division of Manuscripts. 

WORTHINGTON ChAUNCEY FoRD 

Chief Division of Man uscripU 
Herbert Putnam 

Lihi'arian of Congress 

Washington^ April ^ 1906 



LIST AND WRITING OF WASHINGTON'S AIDS-DE-CAMP 

AND SECRETARIES 

This comprises all of the regularly appointed aids and secretaries, 

the General Orders, a resolution of the Continental Congress, or a 
definite statement from the Commander-in-Chief being the authority. 
It does not include the many individuals who were transiently at Head- 
quarters and occasionally pressed into service as amanuenses: 

Page 

George Washington. Facsimile draft Frontispiece. 

ThomasMifflin, July 4, 1775. Facsimile draft 20 

Joseph Reed, Secretary^ July 4, 1775. Facsimile draft 40 

John Trumlndl, July 27, 1775. Facsimile draft. . . 60 

George Baylor, Aug. 15, 1775. Facsimile draft 80 

Edmund Randolph, Aug. 15, 1775. Facsimile draft 100 

Robert Hanson Harrison, Ahly Nov. 5, 1775; Secrelnry^ May 16, 1776. Fac- 
simile draft 120 

Stephen Moy Ian, Mar. 5, 1776. Facsimile draft 140 

William Palfrey, Mar. 6, 1776. Facsimile draft 160 

Caleb Gibbs, Special apjmntmeni^ May 16, 1776. Facsimile draft. . . . 180 

George Ix^wis, Special appointment^ May 16, 1776. Facsimile draft. . . 200 

RichardCary, June 21, 1776. Facsimile <lraft . 220 

Samuel Blatchley Webb, June 21, 1776. Facsimile draft .... 240 

Alexander Contee Hanson, Amstant Secretari/^ June 21, 1776. Facsimile draft. 260 

William Grayson, -l.s.«f/.v/</u/ >S'(?c/'^<^/r//, June 21, 1776. Facsimile draft . . 280 
Pierre Penet, Breref, Oct. 14, 1776. (By brevet, contirmed by Congress. See 
Journals of Congress of given date. ) 

John Fitzgerald, Nov. — , 1776. Facj^imile draft 300 

George Johnston, Jan. 20, 1777. Facsimile draft 320 

John Walker, E.ttra aid, Feb. 19, 1777. 

Alexander Hamilton, Mar. 1, 1777. Fa<!simile draft 340 

Richard Kidder Mea<le, Mar. 12, 1777. Facsimile draft 380 

Peter Presley Thornton, Extra aid. Sep. 6, 1777. 

John I^aurens, Extra aid, Sep. 6, 1777; Aid, Oct. 6, 1777. Facsimile draft . 400 

JsLuivH yicllenry, Assistant Secretarf/, ^IsLV In, }77H. Facsimile draft . . 420 
Tench Tilghman, June 21, 1780. Facsimile draft (Tilghman, however, served 

as voluntec^r aid without rank from August, 1776) 440 

David Humphreys, June 23, 1780. Facsimiles draft 460 

Richard Vari<'k, Recording Secretanj, May 25, 1781. Facsimile draft. . 480 

Jonathan Trumbull, jr., Secretary, June 8, 1781. Facsimile draft. 500 

David Cobb, June 15, 1781. Facsimile draft 520 

Peregrine Fitzhugh, Extra aid, July 2, 1781. Facsimile draft . . 540 

William Stephens Smith, July (), 1781. Facsimile draft 560 

Benjamin Walker, Jan. 25, 1782. Facsimile draft 580 

Hodijah Baylies. 7i>/m a/t/, May 14, 1782. Facsimile <lraft .... 600 

Martha Washington. Facsimile coi)y 630 

9 



SOURCES AND REFERENCES 

I. Papers of George Washington: [by series and volume.] 

Series A: (7 vols.) Drafts of Washington's letters to the 
Presidents of Congress, Committees, Board of War, etc. 
Designation: A. 

Series P: (3 vols.) Drafts of private letters to the Presidents, 
Members of Congress, etc. Designation: P. 

Miscellaneous: (4 vols.) Letter books covering in the main 
the years 1775-1776. Designation: M. 

Letters to Washington : (117 vols.) Volumes 89-98 comprize 
the larger part of the letters received from Congress. 
Designation: (volume number of the series) e. g. 89. 

From the Force Collection: (7 vols.) Drafts and letters from 
and to Washington. (Calendar of these was issued by the 
Library in 1901.) Designation: W. 

Miscellan}^: Some hundred loose, unbound, and unindexed 
material from various sources, the larger part from the 
Department of State. Designation: Miscel. 
II. Papers of the Continental Congress: [C. C. and volume number.] 

Nos. 13, 14, 15, 16, 18: (5 vols.) Letter books of the Presi- 
dents of Congress. 

No. 33: (2 vols.) Reports of Committees. 

No. 133: (1vol.) Letter book of the Committee left in charge 
at Philadelphia. 1776-7. 

No. 152: (11 vols.) Washington's letters to Congress. This 
supplements and is supplemented by Series A above, the 
gaps in each being in great measure filled by the other. 

No. 169: (9 vols.) Transcript made in the Office of the Sec- 
retary of Congress of 152, supplying many deficiencies. 

Nos. 185, 186, 191: (6 vols, in all.) Despatch and Committee 
Books, which for the period covered (1779 and on), traces 
the historv of the various documents received in their 
course through Congress. 
III. Papers of Robert Morris: [Morris.] 

Official letter books: (7 vols.) Correspondence while Super- 
intendent of Finance. 
10 



CALENDAR 

1775 Massachusetts, Provincial Conjjross. Watertown. Estab- 
May 12 lishment of ten companies of matrosses. Tran- 
script. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1775, Sept. 21. C. C. 169, 1, 400 

1776 Gonneotiont, General Assembly. Order establishing daily 
May allowance of a soldier. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1775, Aug. 4. C. C. 162 ,1, 69 

1776 Massaohnsetts, Provincial Congress. Watertown. Resolve 

June 10 establishing daily allowance of a soldier. Con- 

temporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Thomas 
Mifflin. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1775, Aug. 4. C. C. 162, 1, 67 

[1776] Washington, George. [Philadelphia.] To the President 

[June 16] [of (.''ongress, Philadelphia]. Acceptance of com- 

mission as Commander-in-chief of the armv. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Edmund Pendleton. Endorsed bv Charles Thom- 
son: "Genl. Washington's answer to the Congress 
upon his Accepting the Office." C. C. 162, 1, 1 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford^ N. Y. 1889. 2. 477. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Chief of Engineers and 

June 16 assistants. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, with 

autograph initialed note of John Hancock. 
Transmitted to Washington. 89, 167 

1776 British Army, Officers. Return of killed and wounded at 

June 17 battle of Charlestown [Bunker Hill]. Names of 

officers; general account of a Boston citizen. 3 
pp. In handwriting of Hoi*atio Gates? Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1775, 
July 14. C. C. 162, 1, 31 

1776 Continental Congress. Commission to George Washington 

June 19 as General and Commander-in-chief of the army 

* of the United Colonies and of all forces raised or 
to be mised bv them. D. S. of John Hancock, 
countersigned by Charles Thomson. Parchment. 
1 p. In handwriting of Timothy Matlack. 

11 



12 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1775 Hancock, John, Thomas Gushing, Samuel Adams, John 

June 22 Adams, and Robert Treat Paine. Philadelphia. 

To Gen. [George] Washington [Cambridge, Massa- 
chusetts]. Authorities of Massachusetts; men of 
influence. A. L. S. of John Adams, signed also 
by the others. 1 p. ♦ 89, 12 

1775 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of] 

June 24 Congress, Philadelphia. Journey to Boston; 

scarcit}'^ of powder. Unsigned. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Thomas Mifflin. C. C. 152, 1, 3 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford), N. Y. 1889. 2. 493. 

1775 Washington, George. New York. To the President of 

Junk 24 Congress, Philadelphia. Scarcity of powder. 

L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. 

C. C. 152, 1, 5 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 2, 496. 

1775 Continental Congress. Resolves. Maj. Gen. P[hilip John] 

J^^'^ 27 Schuyler and an attempt on Canada. Contempo- 

rary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Timothy 
Matlack, attested b}^ Charles Thomson. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1775, 
June 28. 89, 1 

1775 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

*^^'^^2® [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Maj. Gen. 

[Philip John] Schuyler's instructions respecting 
Canada; commis^iions. A. L. S. of John Han- 
cock. 2 pp. ''Answered July 11." [10]* 89,2 

1775 Eodney, Caesar and Thomas McKean. Philadelphia. To 

^^'^^ ^ [George] Washington [Cam})ridge]. Recommend- 

ing Ensign John Parke. L. S. of McKean and 
Rodney. 1 p. 6, 111 

1775 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

J^'ly5 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Forward- 

ing regulations for government of troops. A. L. 
S. of John Hancock. 1 p. "Answered July 
11.'' [10]* 89, 4 

1775 Continental Army, Council of War. Cambridge. Strength 

July 9 of enemy ; recruiting the army; rendezvous in case 

of retreat; defense of Dorchester Point. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Joseph Reed. Read in Congress 
July 19. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1775, July K). C. C. 152, 1, 21 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To the President [of 

Ji LY 10 Congress, Philadelphia]. Organization and dis- 

ciplining of the army; officers; clothing, etc., 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 13 

L. S. 10 pp. In handwriting of Joseph Reed. 

Kead in Congress July 19. 

C. C. 162, 1, 9 

Printed: Writings of Washlngrton (Foni) N. Y. 1889. 8, 8. 

1776 Continental Army. [Cambridge. ] Return of killed, wounded 

[July 10?] and missing in battle of Bunker Hill. 1 p. Read 

in Congress July 19. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1775, July 10. 

C. C. 162, 1 

1776 Hancock, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

July 10 [Cambridge]. Intention to serve in army. A. 

L. S. 1 p. Answered July 21.* 89, 6 

I*rint(<l in imrt: Writings of Waflhington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 89, 
note. 

1776 Pendleton, Edmund. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

J^'LY 12 ington [Cambridge]. Introducing George Ba3'lor; 

Rillc and (lerman companies raised in Penns3'l- 
vania. A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 180 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

July 14 Congress, Philadelphia]. Recruiting; enemy's 

loss at Bunker Hill; scarcity of provisions in Bos- 
ton; minor matters. L. S. i^pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Joseph Reed. C. C. 162, 1, 27 

Printed in pari: Writings of Wtwhingtou (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3. 24, 
note. 

1776 Tmmbull, Jonathan. Lebanon [Connecticut]. To [George] 

July 17 AVashington [Cambridge]. Raising of two regi- 

ments; flour; prize brig Xancy. Tninscript. 
Enclosed in AVashington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1775, July !il. 

C. C. 169, 1, 301 

1776 Hancock, John. Philadelphia. To [George] AA^'ashington, 

July 19 Cam bridge. Introducing [Matthew] Ogden and 

[Aaron] l^urr. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Feb. 9*. 

6, 150 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Command of troops on 

July 20 Northern frontier. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Charles Thomson. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to AVashington, 1775, 
July 24. 89, 10 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

July 21 Congress, Philadelphia]. Progress of the siege; 

organizing the army, etc. L. S. 8 pp. In hand- 
writing of Joseph Reed. C. C. 162, 1, 35 

Printed: Writings of Wu.shington (Ford), N. Y. 1889. 3, 28. 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [John] Hancock 

July 21 [Philadelphia]. His intention to join the Armj'. 



14 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Joseph 
Reed. M. I, 26 

1775 Heath, William. Roxbury. To [George] Washington 

"^^'^^21 [Cambridge]. Burningof the light house. Tran- 

script. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1775, July 21. C. C. 169, 1, 396 

1775 Continental Congress, President. To [George] Washington 

Ji'LY 24 [Cambridge]. Proceedings of Congress in Army 

matters; Indians on northern frontier; arming of 
tories; ad voices from Georgia. L. S. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of Timothy Matlack. Answered 
Aug. 4*. ' 89, 18 

1775 Lee, Richard Henry, P[atrick] Henry, jr., and Th[omas] 

July 26 JelBTerson. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

toii [Cambridge]. Recommending Edmund Ran- 
dolph. A. L. S. of Lee, signed also by Henry 
and JeflFerson. 2 pp. 6, 157 

Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 
Congress, Philadelphia]. Sailing of transports 
from Boston. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Joseph Reed. 0. 0. 152, 1, 47 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford), N.Y. 1889. 3, 47, note. 

Continental Congress, Resolve. Appropriating money for 
powder. A. D. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 
Transmitted to Washington. 89, 14 

Continental Congress, Resolves. Establishing hospital for 
Army. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Trans- 
mitted to Washington. 89, 8 

Dated in error July 17. 

Continental Army, General return [Cambridge]. State- 
ment of numbers. Transcript. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1775, 
Aug. 4. C. C. 169, 1, 398 

Massachusetts. House of Representatives. Resolve re- 
questing a detachment to protect the Eastern 
coast. Contemporary copy attested. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Horatio Gates. Enclosed in 
W^ashington to the President of Congress, 1775, 
Aug. 4. C. C. 162, 1, 77 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 51, note. 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To the General Court 

^^^^ '^^ of Massachusetts Baj^ [Watertown]. Inability 

to make detachment requested. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1775, Aug. 4. C. 0. 162, 1, 79 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3 53. 



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CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 15 

1776 Henry, P[atrick] jr. Philadelphia. To [George] Wa^h- 

JuLY 31 ington [Cambridge], Recommending [Maj. John 

Gizzard] Frazer. A. L. S. .1 p. 6, 164 

1776 Continental Congpress. Establishment of state of appoint- 

[•^^'^y] ments and pay of officers from Commander in 

chief down; memorandum of certain staff appoint- 
ments. A. D. S. of John Hancock. 3 pp. Trans- 
mitted to Washington. 89, 23 

See: Journals of Congress, 1775, July 29. Resolves on report of a 
Committee of the Whole. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Appropriating money for 

^^^^" ^ use of army. A. D. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 

Transmitted to Washington. 89, 16 

1776 Lee, Richard Henry. Philadelphia. To [George Wash- 

^^'^'- ^ ington, Cambridge]. Efforts of Congress to 

lighten Washington's burdens; adjournment; 
powder; blockade of Boston harbor; friendship 
of Indians; lack of news from England. A. L. 
S. 3 pp. 6, 175 

1776 [Hoyes, Belcher.] Boston. To his son. The situation 

^^'^' ^ in Boston; sickness; mortality among troops. 

Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Thomas Mifflin. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1775, Aug. 4. 

C. C. 162, 1, 83 
1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the. President of 

Congress, Philadelphia]. Commissions; recruit- 
ing; powder, etc. L. S. 14 pp. In handwriting 
of Joseph Roed. Read in Congress Sep. 13. 

C. C. 162, 1, 51 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N.Y. INVJ. 3.66. 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [Maj.] Gen. 

^^^- ^^ [Thomas] Gage [Boston]. Treatment of Ameri- 

can prisoners. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Edmund Randolph. P^nclosed in 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1775, Aug. 23. , C. C. 162, 1, 87 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) X. Y. 18S9. 3, 79. 

1776 Gage, Thomas. Boston. To George Washington [Cam- 

^uG. 13 bridge]. Treatment of American prisoners; jus- 

tification. Contempoi-ary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Edmund Randolph. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1775, 
Aug. 23. C. C. 162, 1, 103 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 79, note. 



16 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [Maj.] Gen. 
Aug. 19 [Thomas] Gage [Boston]. Irrelevancy of his 

answer to complaint of treatment of prisoners. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Edmund Randolph. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1775, Aug. 23. 

C. C. 162, 1, 91 

Printed: \Yritings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 90. 

1776 Great Britain, Royal Proclamation for suppressing rehel- 
^^' ^ lion and sedition. Broadside. 2 pp. London. 

Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1775, Nov. 2. C. C. 162. 1, 271 

1776 Tndor, William. [Cambridge.] To George Washington 

-^^^- ^^ [Cambridge]. Arduous nature of his duties; pay 

and assistants. A. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1775, 
Aug. 23. C. C. 162, 1, 99 

^'^'^^ Griffin, Peter. Ticonderoga. Examination of. Report 

'^^^' ^^ of his scout around St. Johns. Contempomry 

copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Charles Thom- 
son. Enclosed in President of Congiess to Wash- 
ington, 1775, Sep. 26. 89, 28 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To the President of 

'^uG. 30 the New York Convention [New York]. Want 

of powder. Contemporary copy made and 
attested by John ^McKesson. 1 p. Endorsed by 
Charles Thomson: '•* * * transmitted from 
the com" of N. Y. & read before Congress 14 
Septr. 1775 " '' Mr. Chase Mr. Nelson Mr. Crane 
Mr. Jay Mr. Duane Mr. D\'er ilr. L} nch, Jay 
J. Adams, Lewis. The Delegates from Pensyl. 
having informed the Congress that from sundry 
occurrences they had not pd. any of the expenses 
&c recommended to be pd. b}^ them & desiring 
that some members be added from other Colonies 
as sundry debts have been incurred in other 
colonies. * 

R(*solvd. that Mr Chase &c. be added to the 
delegates from Pen. & that any five of them be a 
quorum to settle the accots. of Expresses riffle 
men & the Hussars, &c. " C. C. 162, 1, 107 

[1776] Washington, George. [Cambridge.] To [the President of 

[AcG. 31] Congress, Philadelphia]. Appointments: new 

fortifications etc. L. S. 4 pp. In handwriting 
of Joseph Reed. C. C. 162, 1, 95 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3,104. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 17 

[1776] Boston. Fortifications in and around. Sketch plan of 

[Aug.] American and British intrenchments [b}' John 

Trumbull]. 2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1776, Aug. 4. 

C. C. 162, 1, 76 

[1776] Eozbury. American intrenchments. Sketch plan [by 

[Aug.] John Trumbull]. 2 pp. Enclosed in Washing- 

ton to the President of Congress, 1775, Aug. 4. 

C. C. 162, 1, 71 

1776 [Lee Arthur?] [London?] To [R.H.Lee?] The situation 

Sep. 4. in Great Britain ; arming all classes; injury to com- 

merce; correspondence, seizures and retaliation in 
America; forces preparing to go to America; peti- 
tion of Congress; free trade intention of America. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Lee, 
Richard Henry to Washington, 1775, Nov. 13. 

7, 186 

1776 Douw, Volckert P[ieter8e] and Oliver Wolcott. Albany 

Sep. 5. [New York]. Certificate respecting Rev. [Samuel] 

Kirkland's expenses. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Sep. 30. C. C. 152, 1, 179 

1775 Schuyler, [Philip John]. Isle aux Noix [Canada]. Proc- 

Sep- 5. lamation to the Inhabitants of Canada. Purpose 

of the invasion. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Charles Thomson. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to AVashington, 1775, 
Sep. 26. ' 89, 25 

1775 Gamble, Thortias. Quebec. To [Maj.] Gen. [Thomas] Gage 

Sep- ^- [Boston]. Forwarding cattle to Boston; .situation 

on the frontier; sympathies of the Canadians. 
L. S. 4 pp. Enclosed in Washington to Con- 
gress, 1775, Oct. 5. C. C. 152, 1, 20i) 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford), N.Y. 1889. 3,167, 
note. 

1775 Gamble, Thomas. Quebec. To Maj. [William] Sheriff 

^^^' ^' [Boston]. Personal mercantile matters; disposi- 

tion of the Canadians; private affairs. L. 8. 
4 pp. C. C. 152, 1, 213 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford), N. Y. 1889. 3, 167, 
note. 

1775 [Tminbull, Joseph.] Cambridge. To [George] Washing- 

Sep. 6. ton [Cambridge]. Purchase of flour and pork. 

A. D. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 1, 113 

28632—06 2 



Ix LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1775 WaAhiBgton. George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Si?- '■ Congress, Philadelphia]. >upplies for the winter; 

silt and powder. L. S. '2 pp. In handwriting 
of Joseph Reed. Read in Congre»:? Sep. 31. 

C. C. 152, 1, 109. 

1775 Continental Army. Council of War. Near St. Johns, 

Ssp. T. Canada. Fortifying Isle aux Noix. Contem- 

puniry «.*opy. 1 p. In handwriting of Charles 
Thomson. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington. 1 775, .Sep. 2«i. 89, 27 

1775 Waahington. George. Cambridge. To the general offi- 

>^- ^- cers of the Army. Requesting opinion as to 

attack on Boston. Contemporary copy. In hand- 
writing of Joseph Reed. Enclosed in Washington 
to the Pi-ej^ident of Congress, 1775, Sep. 14. 
Read in Congress Sep. :2V. C. C. 152, 1, 141 

Prinieil: Writings of Washinarton Ford . N. Y. 18». S. HI. 

1775 Schnyler. Ph[ilip John]. Isle aux Noix. To [the President 

5^^- ^ of Congress, Philadelphia], Attack on St. Johns 

and subsequent movements. Contemiiorary copy. 
4 pp. In handwriting of Charles Thomson. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1775, Sept. 2H. 89, 31 

1775 Continental Army, Council of War. Cambridge. Min- 

^n*. II utes. Deciding against an attack on Boston. 

Contemporary ci^py. In handwriting of Joseph 
Reed. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congre>s, 1775, Sept. 14. Read in Congress, 
Sept. H'?. C. C. 152, 1, 141 

rrint*?d: Wriiiii|:>j of Wnshingion ^ForU X. Y. 1*«. 3, 114. 

1775 Continental Congress. Resolve. Pay of troops in Massa- 

Sep. 13 chusetts. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1775, Sop. lt>. 89, 310 

1775 Oetchell, Denni> and Sjimuel Berry. Vassalboro [12 miles 

^EP. 13 alnno Augusta, Maine]. To Reuben Colbum. 

Aci*ount of their journey into Canada. Contem- 
|X)rary copy, o pp. In handwriting of Horatio 
(lates with note by Joseph Reed respecting Col- 
burn. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of CongR»ss, 1775, Oct. 5. C. C. 152, 1, 205 

1775 Washington, George. [C^unbridge.] To Col. Benedict 

S«p. 14 Arnold [Cambridgi*]. Instructions for the Cana- 

dian ExiHHlition. Conciliation of inhabitants; 



COBRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 19 

plundering, etc. D. S. 4 pp. In handwriting 
of Joseph Reed. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1775, Sept. 21. 

C. C. 162, 1, 137 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 121. 

1775 Continental Congress, President. To [George] Washington, 

Sep- 10 Cambridge. Money for army. L. S. of John 

Hancock. 1 p. In handwriting of Charles 
Thomson. 89, 21 

1775 Continental Congress, Resolve. Case of Col. John Fenton. 
^^^- ^^ A. *D. S. of Charles Thomson, countersigned by 

John Hancock. 1 p. Transmitted to Washing- 
ton. 89, 316 

1776 Continental Congress, President. [Philadelphia.] To [Maj. 
Sep. 20 Gen. Philip John Schuyler, Isle aux Noix]. Sense 

of Congress respecting his operations in Canada. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Charles Thomson. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress, to Washington, 1775, Sept. 26. 89, 33 

1775 Washing^n, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Sep. 21 Congress, Philadelphia]. Articles of war; pay 

of officers; clothing; lack of money; subsistence, 

• 

etc. L. S. 11 pp. In handwriting of Joseph 
Reed. Read in Congress Sept. 29. 

C. C. 152, 1, 119 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 137. 

1775 Canada, Expedition against. Route to Quebec from the 

[Sep. 21] Kennebec River. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Joseph Reed. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1775, Sept. 21. Read in 
Congress Sept. 29. C. C. 152, 1, 135 

1775 Arnold, Benedict. Fort Weston [Augusta, Maine]. To 

Sep. 25 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. March 

toward Canada; disputes of rank and other mat- 
ters. Contemporary cop3\ 4 pp. In hand- 
writing of Horatio Gates. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1775, Oct. 5. 

C. C. 152, 1, 201 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the Hartford Com- 

'Sep. 26 mittee of Safety, Hartford, Connecticut]. Treat- 

ment of Maj. [Christopher] French and other 
British officers; privilege of wearing their swords. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
George Baylor?. C. C. 152,1,117 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 150, note. 



20 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1775 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 
Sep. 26 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Arrange- 
ment and organization of army and miscellaneous 
military matters. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 
3 pp. Answered Oct. 12.* 89, 35 

1776 Lee» Richard Henry. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 
Skp. 26 ington [Cambridge]. Personal mentions from 

Virginia; disciplining the army; appointment of 
[Maj. Thomas] Mifflin, Quartermaster General; 
feeling in England and her difficulty in raising 
men. A. L. S. 4 pp. 6, 357 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Appointing committee, 

Sep. 29-30 Lynch, Franklin and Harrison, to confer with the 

Commander in Chief. D. S. of John Hancock. 

1 p. In handwriting of Charles Thomson. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1775, Sept. 80. 89, 37 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To the President of 

Sep. 30 Congress [Philadelphia]. Introducing Rev. [Sam- 

uel] Kirkland to Congress. L. S. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Joseph Reed. Read in Congress 
Oct. 25. C. C. 162, 1, 175 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 153. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 30 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Appoint- 

» ment of Committee of Conference. A. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered Oct. 12.* 89, 39 

[1776] Continental Congress, Instructions to the Committee of 

[Sep. 30] Conference. Reorganization and pay of army; 

supplies, recruiting. Contemporary copy. 3 
pp. In handwriting of Joseph Reed. 89, 41 

[1776] Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

[Sep. 30?] [George Washington, Cambridge]. Intelligence 

of British forces destined for America; Hessians. 
A. L. S. of John Hancock. 3 pp. 89, 49 

[1776] Washington, George. [Cambridge.] Address to the In- 

[Sep.] habitants of Canada. Transcript. Enclosed in 

Washington to the President of Congress, 1775, 
Sept. 21. C. C. 169,1, 52 

Printed: Writingrsof Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1891. 3, 126. 

[1776] Continental Army. Subalterns. Petition to George Wash- 

[Sep.] ington for increase of pay. 2 pp. A. D. S. of 

John Smith. Enclosed in AVashington to the 
President of Congress, 1775, Sept. 21. Read in 
Congress Sept. 29. C. C. 162, 1, 131 



C0BBE8P0NDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 21 

[1776] [Church, Benjamin] [Cambridge.] To Maj. [Edward?] 

[Sep.?] Cane [Boston]. Losses at Bunker Hill; senti- 

ment of liberty; strength of Continental Army; 
pei*sonaI matters. Contemporary copy of trans- 
lation of an intercepted letter. 3 pp. In band- 
writing of Elisha Porter. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1775, Oct. 5. 

C. C. 162, 1, 193 

[1776] Thompson, William. [Cambridge.] Voucher for expendi- 

[Sep.?] ture of So, 000 in the service. Itemized account. 

D. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1775, Oct. 12. 

C. C. 162, 1, 233 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Pay of troops; salt pro- 

OcT. 2 visions; rewards in event of attack on Boston. 

D. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Charles Thomson. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to AVashington, 1775, Oct. 3. 89, 43 

1776 Portsmouth, Committee of Safety. To [George] Washing- 

OcT. 2 ton [Cambridge]. Capture of British ship with 

flour. L. S. : H. AVentworth, Chairman. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in AA^'ashington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1775, Oct. 5. C. C. 162, 1, 197 

1776 Continental Congress, President. To [George] AVashington 

Oct. 8 [Cambridge]. Money for pay of army. A. L. S. 

of John Hancock. 1 p. 89, 45 

1775 Continental Army, Council of War. Cambridge. Charges 

Oct. 3 against Dr. [Iknjamin] Church for holding cor- 

respondence with enemy. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Stephen Moylan. Enclosed in Washington to 
President of Congress, 1775, Oct. 5. 

C. C. 152, 1, 189 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Oct. 5 Congress, Philadelphia]. Fuel, etc., for army; 

Dr. [Benjamin] Church; captured vessels; (iina- 
dians. L). S. 7 pp. In handwriting of Joseph 
Reed. Head in C'ongress, Oct. 13. 

C. C. 152, 1. 181 

Printed: WritinKs <»f Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3,102. 

1775 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Oct. 5 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Armed ves- 

sels to intercept British storeships. A. L. S. of 
John Hancock. 8 pp. Answered Oct. 12.* 89, 46 



22 LIBRAKY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Continental Congress, President. To [George Washington, 

Oct. 5 Cambridge]. Intelligence from London; plans of 

the Ministry; militar}' preparations. A. L. S. 
of John Hancock. 3 pp. 89, 48 

1776 Mifiin, Thomas. Cambridge. Estimate of cost of bar- 

OcT. 5 racks for 100 men. A. D. S. 1 p. Read in 

Congress Oct. 21. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress 1775, Oct. 12. 

C. C. 162, 1, 229 

1775 Lee, Richard Henry. Philadelphia. To [George Washing- 

OcT. 8 ton, Cambridge]. British designs. A. L. S. 1 p. 

7,16 

1775 Trumbull, Jonathan. Lebanon. To Matthew Griswold. 
Oct. 9 Commission to attend the Committee of Confer- 
ence at Camp. A. D. S. 1 p. Seal of Connec- 
ticut. Transmitted to Washington. 89, 61 

[1776] Trumbull, Joseph. [Cambridge.] Estimate of cost of 

[Oct. 10] supplies for army of 22,000 from Oct. 10, 1776 

to May 10, 1776. D. S. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Horatio Gates. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1776, Oct. 12. Read 
in Congress Oct. 24. C. C. 162, 1, 225 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 
Oct. 12 Congress, Philadelphia]. The Committee from 

Congress; hospital directorship; armed vessels; 
Arnold's expedition. L. S. 6 pp. In hand- 
writing of Joseph Reed. Read in Congress, Oct. 
21. C. C. 162, 1, 217 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 8, 172, 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Subsistence allowances for 

Oct. 12 recruiting sen^ice. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Board of War to Washington 1777, 
May 20. 96, 320 

1776 Cowley, William. Middlesex [Massachusetts]. Deposi- 

OcT. 12 tion respecting Maj. John Connolly. D. S. 3 pp. , 

In handwriting of Horatio Gates. Record of oath 
to above taken before Abi*aham Fuller. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress 1775, 
Oct. 12. Read before Congress Oct. 21. 

C. C. 162, 1, 237 

1776 Trumbull, Jonathan. Lebanon. To Nathanael Wales. 

Oct. 12 Commission to attond the Committee of Confer- 

ence at Camp. D. S. 1 p. Seal of Connecticut. 
Transmitted to Washington. 89, 53 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 23 

1775 Jones, Pearson. Falmouth [Massachusetts]. Account of 

Oct. 16 the destruction of Falmouth. Contemporary 

copy. (Made at Cambridge Oct. 24 by Horatio 
Gates). 3 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1775, Oct. 24. 

C. C. 162, 1, 247 

1775 Continental Congress, Committee of Conference. Cam- 
Oct. 18-22 bridge. Minutes of proceedings. Organization 

of army; pay, clothing, arms, supplies, recruiting, 
etc. A. D. S. of Joseph Reed. 28 pp. 89, 54 

Committee: Matthew Griswold, Nathanael Wales from Connecticut; 
Nicholas Cooke from Rhode Island; Thomas Lynch, Benjamin Frank- 
lin, Benjamin Harrison from Congress; James Bowdoin, James Otis, 
William Sever and Walter Spooner from Massachusetts. 

1776 Oridley, Richard. Cambridge. To [George] Washington 
Oct. 20 [Cambridge]. Inventory- of ordnance stores nec- 
essary for the army. Transcript. Transmitted 
to Congress. C. C. 169, 1, 103 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Oct. 20 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Scheme for 

destruction of British fleet in Boston harbor. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Charles Thomson. Answered Nov. 8.* . 89, 72 

1776 Lee, Richard Henry. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

OcT. 22 ington [Cambridge]. News from Virginia; news 

from Canada; importance of that country; pow- 
der; death of Peyton Randolph. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Nov. 8. 7, 68 

1776 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To 

Oct. 23 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Number of 

officers and men w illing to continue in the service. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1775, Oct. 30. 

C. C. 162, 1, 263 

1776 Storrs, Experience. Cambridge. To G[eorge] Washmg- 

OcT. 23 ton [Cambridge]. Officers and men willing to 

continuein the service. A. L. S. Ip. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1775, 
Oct. 30. C. C. 162, 1, 265 

1776 Webb, Charles. Winter Hill [near Boston]. To George 

Oct. 23 Washington, Cambridge. Officers and men will- 

ing to continue in the service. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1775, Oct. 30. C. C. 162, 1, 269 



24 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To the President of 

Oct. 24 Congress [Philadelphia]. Destruction of Fal- 

mouth. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of Joseph 
Reed. Read in Congress Nov. 1. 

V, C. C. 162, 1, 241 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 181. 

1775 Washington, George. [Cambridge.] To Maj. [Christo- 

OcT. 25 pher] French [Hartford]. Right to wear his 

sword. Contemporary copy. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. C. C. 152, 1, 251 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 151, note. 

1775 Reed, Joseph. Cambridge. To Thomas Seymour, Hart- 

OcT. 26 ford. Dispute over Maj. [Christopher] French's 

claim to right to wear his sword. Contemporary 
copy. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

C. C. 162, 1, 261 

1775 Axnold, Benedict. Chaudiere Pond [Canada]. To [George] 

^^' 27 Washington [Cambridge]. Account of his march. 

Contempoi^ary copy. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1775, Nov. 19. 

C. C. 162, 1, 287 

1775 Continental Congress, Resolve. Ordering raising of a com- 

Ori\ 28 pany of matrosses in New York. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. In handwriting of and attested by 
Robert Benson. Transmitted to Washington. 

89, 74 

[1775] Virginia Gazette (The). Williamsburg. Clipping of ac- 

OcT. 28 count of Lord Dunmore's attack on Hampton and 

consequent order of the Virginia Committee of 
Safety. Enclosed in Lee, Richard Henry to 
Washington, 1775, Nov. 13. 7, 186 

1775 "Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Oct. 30 Congress, Philadelphia]. Resignation of officers. 

L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of Joseph Reed, 
Read in Congress Nov. 7. C. C. 152, 1, 255 

Printed : Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 190. 

[1775] Washington, George. [Cambridge.] To Capt. Nicholas 

[Oct.] Broughton [Cambridge]. Instructions for cruis- 

ing in the schooner irannah. Contemporary 
copy. '^ pp. In handwriting of Horatio Gates. 
Read in Congress Oct. 21. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1775, Oct. 12. 

C. C. 162, 1, 235 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 25 

[1776] Continental Congress, C!ommittee of Conference. Memo- 

[OcT.] randum of Washington's instructions to Capt. 

[Nicholas] Broughton and arrangements of Con- 
gress respecting prizes taken by armed vessels. 
I p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

89,71 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Nov. 2 Congress, Philadelphia]. Recruiting orders; 

British proclamations. A. L. S. 2 pp. Read in 
Congress Nov. 13. C. C. 162, 1, 259 

Printed: Writing8*of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. S, 193. 

1776 ' Massachusetts, House of Representatives. Resolves re- 
Nov. 3 specting muster rolls of Massachusetts troops. 

Contemporary copy, attested by Perez Morton. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Charles Morse. Trans- 
mitted to Washington. 89, 75 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Pay, rations, clothing, etc. 

Nov. 6 of army; regulations for government; duties of 

officers, etc. D. S. of John Hancock. 8 pp. In 
handwriting of Timothy Matlack, attested by 
Charles Thomson. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1775, Nov. 7. 89, 77 

1776 Continental Army. General return. Cambridge. State- 

Nov. 6 ment of numbers. Transcript. Enclosed in 

Washington to the President of Congress 1775, 
Nov. 8. C. C. 169, 1, 401 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 7 [Geoi'ge] Washington [Cambridge]. Enclosing 

resolves. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. An- 
swered Nov. 19.* 89, 81 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Nov. 8 Congress, Philadelphia]. Plan for destruction uf 

British fleet at Boston; naval captures; reenlist- 
ments. A. L. S. 4 pp. Referred to Wythe, 
E. Rutledge, J. Adams, W. Livingston, Frank- 
lin, Wilson, and Johnson. Reported Nov. 23. 
Agreed to Nov. 25. For report as adopted see 
Journals of Congress that date. C. C. 152, 1, 275 

Priuted: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 202. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Free postage of delegates 

Nov. 8 mail. A. L). S. of Charles Thomson. Counter- 

signed by John Hancock. Transmitted to Wash- 
ington. 89, 100 



2fi LIBBABV OF CONGRESS 

1776 Arnold, Bfenedict]. Point Levi [Canada]. To Brig. Gten. 

Sow h fKichardJ Montgomery [Camp near St. Johns]. 

Difficulties of march: condition of Quebec: cross- 
ing of St. Lawrence. Contemporary copy. In 
handwriting of Horatio Gates? Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1775, 
Dec. 4. C. C. 152, 1, 317 

1776 Arnold, Bfenedict]. Point Levi [Canada]. To [George] 

N''V. H Washington [Cambridge]. Scarcity of provi- 

sions; Col. [Roger] Erios's retreat; Quebec. Con- 
temponiry copy. In handwriting of Horatio 
(iates? Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1775, Dec. 4. C. C. 162, 1, 317 

1776 Eno8, Koger. Brunswick, near Kennebec. To [George] 

Nov. \) Washington [Cambridge]. Reasons for his re- 

turn; scarcity of provisions. Contemporary 
copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1775, Nov. 19. C. C. 162, 1, 287 

Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To Gen. 
[George] Washington [Cambridge]. Forwarding 
resolves. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. An- 
swered Nov. 19*. 89, 104 

Continental Congress, Resolve. Free postage of Com- 
mander-in-chiefs mail. A. D. S. of Charles Thom- 
son. Countersigned b}^ John Hancock. Trans- 
mitted to Washington. 89, 100 

Continental Congress, Resolves. Spys to be sent to Nova 
Scotia; raising battalions of marines. A. D. S. 
of John Hancock. 2 pp. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1775, Nov. 10. 

89, 101 

1776 Washington, George, Cambridge. To [the President of 

^'^^^■- 11 Congress, Philadelphia]. Captures by armed 

vessels: i*eenlistmonts: officei^s and men; move- 
ments of enemy. L. S. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Stephen Moylan, Read in Congress Nov. 20. 

C. C. 188, L 279 

1775 Lee, Riohaixl Henry. Phihuiolphia. To [George Wash- 

>^^'^ ♦ 1*^ ingion, Cambridge]. Iniellijit^noo from England; 

British army to remove to Li^ng Island; goods 
sent into Canada to brilx" the Indians; success at 
Chainbloo: (John Murray, Karl] Dunniore in 



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CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 27 

Virginia; armed vessels; powder in Virginia; 
ti*eaty with Ohio Indians. A. L. S. 3 pp. 7, 185 

1776 Lynch, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

Nov. 13 Cambridge]. [Lt.] Col. [Joseph] Reed's delay in 

returning to camp; additional pay for officers; 
enlisting New iinglanders; means of obtaining 
peace; powder; Canada; news from Virginia; 

articles of war and effect on oflScers. A. L. S. 
4 pp. 7, 189 

1776 Arnold, Benedict. St. Marie, 2^ Leagues from Point Levi. 

Nov. 14 To [(reorge] Washington [Cambridge]. His situ- 

ation. Contemporary copy. In handwriting of 
Horatio Gates? Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1775, Dec. 4. 

C. C. 162, 1, 317 

1776 Montgomery, Richard. [Montreal.] To [Maj. Gen. Philip 

Nov. 17 John Schuyler? Albany]. The situation; [Sir 

Guy] Carleton's strength. Contempoi'ary copy. 
In handwriting of Horatio Gates? Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1775, Dec. 4. C. C. 162, 1, 317 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To the President of 
Nov. 19 Congress [Philadelphia]. Raising of battalions 

of marines; accounts from Canada; reenlistments. 
L. S. 3 pp. In handwriting of Stephen Moy Ian. 
Read in Congress Nov. 27. C. C. 152, 1, 283 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 225. 

1776 Lovell, James. Boston. To [George] Washington [Cam- 
^^ov. 19 bridge]. His distressed condition. A. L. S. 

2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1775, Dec. 18. C. C. 152, 1, 365 

1775 Garleton, [Sir] Guy. Quebec. Proclamation ordering all 

Nov. 22 persons to quit the province who do not enroll m 

the militia. ' Broadside in English and French. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1775, Dec. 31. C. C. 152, 1,395 

1775 Bayley, Jacob. Newbur}^ [New Hampshire]. To Col. 
^'ov. 24 ' [Moses] Little [Cambridge!?]. Route to Canada 

via St. John; importance of the province. A.L. S. 
4 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1775, Dec. 25. C. C. 152, 1, 391 

1776 Continental Congress, Committee report. Nature of prizes 
^*^^-^ of armed vessels; courts of admiralty; libel; 

shares of captors. Contemporary copy. In hand- 



28 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

writing of Timoth}' Matlack. Signed by John 
Hancock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1775, Dec. 22. 89, 106 

Committee of seven appointed Nov. 17: Wythe E. Rutledge, J. Ad- 
ams, W. LivinjTston, Franklin, Wilson and Johnson; 2d resolve of this 
report recommitted Dec. 14; and substitute resolution of Congress 
adopted Dec. 19. See: Journals of Congress (ed. 1904) of these dates. 

1776 Lee, Richard Henry. Philadelphia. To [George Wash- 

^^^'- 26 ington, Cambridge]. Successes in Canada; Brit- 

ish reenforcement of Boston; Canada committee. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 7, 233 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Nov. 28 Congress, Philadelphia]. Command of the artil- 

ler} ; reenlistment of troops; fortifications. L. 
S. 7 pp. In handwriting of Stephen Moylan. 
''Considd. 7th" [December]. C. C. 162, 1, 291 

I'nnted: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 241. 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Nov. 30 Congress, Philadelphia]. Capture [of the Nancy] 

by Capt. [John] Manl3\ L. S. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Stephen Moylan. Read in Congress 
Dec. 11. C. C. 162, 1, 301 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 261. 

1776 Continental Congress. Resolves. Battalion of Marines; 

Nov. 30 pay, etc., for Army; prizes. A. D. S. of Charles 

Thomsor., countersigned b}^ John Hancock. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1775, Dec. 2. 89, 108 

1776 Continental Army. General Court Martial. Cambridge, 

Dec. 1 Trial of Lt. Col. [Roger] Enos. Evidence and 

decision of the court. Transcript. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1775, 
Dec. 11. C. C. 169, 1, 138 

1776 Putnam, Israel, Cambridge. To [George] Washington 

^^<^-l [Cambridge]. Recommending Col. Henry Bab- 

cock for brigadier general. L. S. 1 p. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1775, Dec. 4. C. C. 162, 1, 313 

1776 Massachusetts, House of Representatives. [Watertown.] 

^^- ^ Order appointing committee to confer with Gen. 

[George] Washington on defense of Cape Cod 
harbour. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Stephen Moylan. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1775, Dec. 4. 

C. C. 162, 1, 326 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 29 

1775 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 
I>Bc. 2 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Money for 

army; Dr. [John] Connolly; [John Murray, Earl] 
Dunmore; prizes and miscellaneous matters. A. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 3 pp. 89, 113 

1776 Continental Congress. Resolves. Artillery regiment; ex- 
Dbc- 2 tract from resolves of Nov. 17 ; prisoners and goods 

taken in prizes; supplies for prisoners; payment 
of Amiy; exchanges; miscellaneous military mat- 
ters; expresses; exchange of £than Allen. A. 
D. S. of Charles Thomson, countersigned by John 
Hancock, finclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1775, Dec. 2. 89, 108 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

I>Bc.4 Congress, Philadelphia]. Captures by armed 

vessels; troops returning home. Canadian affairs. 
L. S. 8 pp. In handwriting of Stephen Moylan. 
Read in Congress Dec. 13. Referred to the com- 
mittee of Nov. 17. See: Committee report 1775, 
Nov. 25. C. C. 152, 1, 305 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford), N. Y. 1889, 3, 256. 

1775 Continental Congress. Resolve. General and field officers' 

^^C'^ commands. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1775, Dec. 8. 89, 119 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To Jonathan Trum- 

T>Ec.d bull [Lebanon, Connecticut]. Enlistment of 

troops; new establishment: filling up of the army. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1775, Dec. 11. 

C. C. 152, 1, 383 

1775 Lee, Richard Henry. Philadelphia. To [George Wash- 

^^c-^ ington, Cambridge], Affairs in Virginia; armed 

vessels: matters on the Kanawha; news from 

Canada. A. Ij. S. 3 pp. 7, 265 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To the President of 

Dec. 7 Congress, Philadelphia. Seizure of inhabitants 

of St. Johns by armed vessels; John Anderson's 
royalist S3^mpathies. L. 8. 2 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Stephen Moylan. C. C. 152, 1, 329 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford), N. Y. 1889. 3, 257 and 261. 

1775 Continental Congress. Resolve. Authority to call out mili- 

I>Ec. 7 tia. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, countersigned 

by John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1775, Dec. 8. 89, 120 



30 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

1775 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To [George] 
Dec. 8 Washington [Cambridge]. Forwarding money 

for arm3% L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Charles Thomson. 89, 115 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To [George] 
Dec- B Washington [Cambridge]. Cannon and lead; 

backwardness of enlistments; Col. [Benedict] Ar- 
nold in Canada. L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Charles Thomson. Answered 
Dec. 18.* 89, 116 

1775 Lynch, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

Dec. 8 Cambridge]. The situation; news from Canada; 

a Member of Congress. [John Adams] going to 
New England. A. L. S. 2 pp. 7, 272 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 
Dec. 11 Congress, Philadelphia]. Capt. [John] Manly's 

captures; militia; enlistments; smallpox, etc. 
L. S. 4 pp. In handwriting of Stephen Moylan. 

C. C. 162, 1, 336 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford), N. Y. 1889. 8. 270. 

1776 Morgan, John. General Hospital. [Cambridge]. To 
Dec. 12 [George] Washington, [Cambridge]. Hospital at 

Roxbury; general hospital matters. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1775, Dec. 14. C. C. 152. 1, 343 

1776 "Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Dec. 14 Congress, Philadelphia]. Marines; hospital; small- 

pox in Boston. L. S. 4 pp. In handwriting 
of Stephen Moylan. C. C. 162, 1, 339 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford), N. Y. 1889. 8, 274. 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

^^' ^^ Congress, Philadelphia]. Messrs. Penet & de 

Pliarne's scheme to furnish arms and ammunition. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. M. 1, 155 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

^^^' ^^ Congress, Philadelphia]. Intelligence of troops 

leaving Boston. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Stephen Moylan. C. C. 152, 1, 347 

1775 Wadsworth, Peleg. [Cambridge.] To [George] Washing- 

Dec. 16 ton [Cambridge]. Report on fortifying Cape 

Cod. Contemporar}^ copy. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1775, 
Dec. 25. C. C. 182, 1, 379 



COBBESPONPENCE OF GEOBGB WASHINGTON 31 

1776 WashingtoA, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Dec. 18 Congress, Philadelphia]. [John Murray,] Lord 

Dunmore in Virginia; works on Lechmere Hill; 
enlistments, etc. L. S. 5 pp. In handwriting 
of Stephen Moylan. C. C. 162, 1, 351 

Printed: WritinRs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 286. 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [Maj. Gen. Sir Wil- 

I>Bc- IS Ham Howe, Boston]. Retaliation for treatment 

of Col. [Ethan] Allen. Contemporary attested 
copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Stephen Moy- 
lan. Enclosed in Washington to the President of 
Congress, 1775, Dec. 18. C. C. 152, 1, 361 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

^^' 1^ Congress, Philadelphia]. Transmitting letter. 

• A. L. S. 1 p. C. C. 162, 1, 369 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Trial of prizes of armed 

I>w:- 20 vessels. Contemporary copy. A. D. S. of 

Charles Thomson, countersigned by John Han- 
cock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1775, Dec. 22. 89, 110 

1778 Howe, [Sir] William. Boston. To George Washington, 

I>K. 21 Cambridge. Treatment of [Col. Ethan] Allen. 

Contempomr}' copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1775, Dec. 25. 

C. C. 152, 1, 377 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3,284, 
note. 

1775 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To George 

Dec. 22 Washington [Cambridge]. Reenlistnients; prizes 

taken by armed vessels; attack on Boston and 
minor military matters. A. L. S. of John Han- 
cock. 3 pp. Answered Jan. 4, 1776*. 7, 334 

1775 Continental Congress, Resolve. Authorizing attack on 

l^Ec. 22 Boston if expedient. A. D. S. of Charles Thom- 

son, countersigned by John Hancock. 1 p. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1775, Dec. 22. 7, 333 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

^^' 25 Congress, Philadelphia]. [Dr. John] Connolly; 

pay for the army; fortifications. L. S. 4 pp. 
In handwritmg of Stephen Moylan. 

C. C. 152, 1, 373 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 294. 



32 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Bours, John. Newport [Rhode Island]. Oath to refrain 

Dec. 25 from assisting the British. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1775, Dec. 31. C. C. 152, 1, 389 

1775 Continental Congress, Committee report. Imprisonment of 

Dec. 26 soldiers for debt. D. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Timothy Matlack, attested by 
Charles Thomson. Transmitted to Washington. 

89, 121 

Committee appointed Dec. 8: J. Wilson and W. Livingston. 

1775 Massachusetts, General Court. Report of (>)mmittee re- 

^^' 26 specting pay for militia at Braintree, Weymouth, 

and Hingham. Resolve of Council thereon. Con- 
temporary copy. 3 pp. -In handwriting of 
Horatio Gates. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1775, Dec. 31. 

C. C. 152, 1, 403 

1775 Continental Army. General Return. Cambridge. Tabu- 

I>Ec. 30 lar statement of members by regiments. 1 p. 

A. D. S. of Homtio Gates. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1776, Dec. 
3i. C. C. 152, 1, 399 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 
l^Ec. 31 Congress, Philadelphia]. Pay for the army; 

emplo3'ment of negroes. L. S. 6 pp. In hand- 
writing of Stephen Moylan. Received Jan. 15. 
Referred to Wythe, Adams, and Wilson. 

C. C. 152, 1, 381 

Printe<i: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 305. 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To the President of 
Jan. 4 Congress, Philadelphia. Situation of the army; 

British reinforcements; designs of enemy; the 
King's speech. Unsigned. 3 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Con- 
gress Jan. 13. C. C. 152, 1, 407 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y, 1889. 3, 312. 

1776 Continental Congress,* Resolves. Patriotism of James 

Jan. 5 Lovell. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, counter- 

signed b}' John Hancock. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1776, Jan. 6-18. 

90,53 

1776 Adams, John. Watertown. To [George Washington, 

Jan. 6 Cambridge]. Opinion on Maj. Gen. [Charles] 

Lee's plan. A. L. S. 3 pp. 8, 29 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 33 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 6-18 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Rank of 

aids; Allen Cameron, [Dr. John] Connolly, and 
[Dr. John F. D.] Smyth; formation of army in 
Canada; pay for troops; saltpetre; barbarity of 
British; militia; news from Canada. L. S. of 
John Hancock. 4 pp. In handwriting of Charles 
Thomson. 90, 56 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 6-21 [George] Washington. [Morristown, New Jersey]. 

[James] Lovell; rank of aids; [Allen] Cameron, 
[Dr. John] Connolly, and [Dr. John F. D.] 
Smyth; defense of Canada; paymaster's bills; 
saltpetre; [John Murray,] Lord Dunmore's bar- 
barity; Massachusetts militia; powder; disaster 
at Quebec. L. S. of John Hancock. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Charles Thomson. 90, 56 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Virginia troops; western 

Jan. 8 frontiers. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 2 pp. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1776, Jan 10. 13, 63 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Troops to be raised for 

Jan. 8 service in Canada; purchase of salt-petre. A. D. 

S. of Charles Thomson, countersigned by John 
Hancock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1776, Jan. 6-18. 90, 53 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Free postage for soldiers. 

Jan. 9 A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, countersigned by 

John Hancock. Transmitted to W^ashington. 

89, 100 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Forwarding money; post- 

Jan. 9 age of soldiers' mail. A. D. S. of Charles 

Thomson, countersigned John Hancock. En- 
closed in President of Congress to W^ashington, 
1776, Jan. 6-18. 90, 53 

Postage resolve same as preceding entry. 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Jan. 11 Congress, Philadelphia]. Defense of New York; 

Maj. [Thomas] Knowlton's exploit. L. S. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Stephen Moylan. Read in 
Congress Jan. 22. C. C. 152, 1, 411 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3. 332. 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany [New York]. To [George] 

Jan. 13 Washington [Cambridge]. Reenforcements for 

28632—06 3 



k -« % ^ . 



36 LIBBAKY OF CONGBESS 

1776 Continental Congress. Address to the Inhabitants of Canada. 

Jan. 24 Exertions for their relief. Contemporary copy. 

3 pp. In handwriting of Stephen Moylan. Trans- 
mitted to Washington. 90, 72 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [Maj.] Gen, [Philip 

Jan. 27 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Canadian affairs; 

Coughnawaga Indians. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. In handwriting of George Lewis. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1775, Jan. 30. C. C. 162, 1, 456 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 375. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

J^^- 29 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Raising of 

troops; prosecution of the war. L. S. of John Han- 
cock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Timothy Matlack. 

8, 132 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Raising troops for Can- 

Jan. 29 ada. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, countersigned 

by John Hancock. 2 pp. Transmitted to Wash- 
ington. 90, 74 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Raising troops for Can- 

Jan. 29 ada. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, countersigned 

by John Hancock. Transmitted to Washington. 

90,74 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Jan. 30 Congress, Philadelphia]. Affairs in Canada; pay 

of the army; powder; armed vessels. L. S. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read Feb. 9. Referred to Chase, J. Adams, 
Penn, Wythe and Edward Rutledge. 

C. C. 162, 1, 447 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 388. 

1776 W[a8hingto]n, G[eorge]. Cambridge. To [Maj.] Gen. 

Jan. 30 [Sir William] Howe [Boston.] Exchange of 

James Lovell. D. S. 1 p. In handwriting of 
George Lewis. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1776, Feb. 9. 

C. C. 162, 1, 473 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Tent-cloth and arms. 

Jan. 30 A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, countersigned by 

John Hancock. Transmitted to Washington. 
1776 90, 74 

Jan. 30 Coughnawaga Indians. [Cambridge.] Talk with Gen. 

[George] Washington. Offers of peace and 
alliance. 



COBBESPONDENCB OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 37 

Paflmiqnoddy Indians. Talk with Washington. Offers of 
peace; request for powder. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison and George 
Lewis. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1775, Jan. 30. 

C. C. 162, 1, 459 

Dated in error, Jan. 81. 

1776 Continental Army. Quartermaster General's Depaitment. 

^^^' List of Clerks and Assistants. A. D. of Thomas 

Mifflin. 2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1776, Jan. 24. 

C. C. 162, 1, 439 

1776 Halifax, Proposed expedition against. General plan. 

[Jan.] Copied and attested by Stephen Moylan. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1775, Jan. 30. C. C. 152, 1, 463 

1776 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Boston. To George Washington 

^^- 2 [Cambridge]. Exchange of James Lovell. Con- 

temporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of George 
Lewis. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1776, Feb. 9. C. C. 152, 1, 475 

1776 Dmmmond, [Earl of Perth, James, Lord]. New York. To 

Feb. 5 Brig. Gen. [James] Robertson, Boston. Sug- 

gested negotiation for peace. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, Feb. 14. C. C. 152, 1, 489 

1776 Lynch, Thomas. New York. To [George Washington, 

Feb. 5 Cambridge]. Weak state of New York city; 

Lord Drummond's purposes. Recent copy. 2 pp. 

8,144 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Feb. 9 Congress, Philadelphia]. Disadvantages arising 

from short enlistments. A. L. S. 4 pp. Read 
in Congress Feb. 22. Referred to Committee of 
the Whole. C. C. 152, 1, 477 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 406. 

1776 "Washington, George. Cambridge. To the President of 

Feb. 9 Congress, Philadelphia. Pay of the Connecticut 

troops. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress Mar. 7. 

C. C. 152, 1, 481 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Feb. 9 Congress, Philadelphia]. Prize courts; recruit- 



38 . LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

ing; prisoners; arms. L. S. 6 pp. In hand- 
writing of Stephen Moylan. Read in Congress 

Feb. 22. C. C. 162. 1, 465 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Fkb. 14 Congress, Philadelphia]. Lord Drummond's ad- 

vances; reports from Nova Scotia; subsistence 
of prisoners. L. S. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress 
Feb. 29. Referred to Chase, J. Adams, Penn, 
Wythe, and Rutledge. C. C. 162,1,485 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 3, 419. 

1776 Continental Army. Council of War. Cambridge. Advisa- 

Fbb. 16 bility of attacking Boston. Contemporary copy. 

3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har- 
rison. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1776, Feb. 18. C. C. 162, 1, 501 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Feb. 18 Congress, Philadelphia]. . Decision of Council of 

War on attacking Boston; lack of powder. A. 
L. S. 4 pp. Read in Congress Mar. 6. 

C. C. 162. 1, 497 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 425. 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Feb. 26 Congress, Philadelphia]. Fortifying Dorchester 

Heights; movements of enemy. Unsigned. 3 
pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress Mar. 6. C. C. 162, 1, 505 

; Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 432. 

! [1776] Willard, Aaron and Moses Child. [Cambridge?] Report 

I [Feb.] [to George Washington, Cambridge]. Condi- 

1 tions in Nova Scotia. A. D. S. of Willard, signed 

also by Child. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress 1776, Feb. 14. 

C. C. 162, 1, 495 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Settlement of seniority of 

Mab. 2 officers. Contemporary^ copy. In handwriting 

of Joseph Reed, with explanatory note by Charles 
Thomson. 15, 267 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To George 

Mab. 6 Washington [Cambridge]. Accounts; establish- 

ment of Middle and Southern Departments and 
commanders for same; command in Canada; man- 
ufacture of powder and arms. L. S. of John 
Hancock. 3 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 
Answered Mar. 19*. 8, 210 



COBRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 39 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Mab. 7-9 Congress, Philadelphia]. Fortifications at Dor- 

chester Heights; plans for engagement; approach- 
ing evacuation of Boston by enemy. L. S. 8 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress Mar. 15. C. C. 162, 1, 509 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 448. 

1776 Continental Congress. Minute of election of Henry B[eek- 

M^B. 8 man] Livingston to lieutenant-colonel. Con- 

temporary copy. In handwriting of Joseph 
Reed. 16, 267 

1776 Boston, Selectmen. Statement looking toward preserva- 

^^^^' ® tion of the town on withdrawal of the British. 

[Unaddressed but sent to Washington.] Contem- 
porar}' copy. In handwriting of William Pal- 
frey. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress 1776, Mar. 7-9. C. C. 162, 1 517 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 457, note. 

1776 Learned, Ebenezer. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To [Jona- 

^^^^' ^ than and Thomas] Amory and [Peter] Johannot 

[Roxbury], [George] Washington's answer to 
statement of the Boston Selectmen. Contem- 
porary^ cop3\ 1 p. In handwriting of William 
Palfre3\ Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1776, Mar. 7. 

C. C. 152, 1, 519 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. I.s89. 3. 45«, note. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphiii. To 

Mar. 11 [George] Wa.shington [Cambridge]. Minor mili- 

tary matters. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Charles Thomson. Answered 
Mar. 27*. 8, 222 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

^Iar. 13 Congress, Philadelphia]. Approaching evacua- 

tion of Boston; preparations to defend Xew^ York. 
L. S. 5 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress Mar. 22. 

C. C. 152, 1, 521 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1S89. 3, 4G7. 

1776 Continental Army, Council of War. Roxbury [Massachu- 

Mar. 13 setts]. Marching troops to New York. Con- 

tempomry cop}-. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
William Palfrey. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress 1776, March 13. 

C. C. 152, 1, 627 



38 . LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

ing; prisoners; arms. L. S. 6 pp. In hand- 
writing of Stephen Moylan. Read in Congress 

Feb. 22. C. C. 162, 1, 465 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Fkb. 14 Congress, Philadelphia]. Lord Drummond's ad- 

vances; reports from Nova Scotia; subsistence 
of prisoners. L. S. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress 
Feb. 29. Referred to Chase, J. Adams, Penn, 
Wythe, and Rutledge. C. C. 162, 1, 485 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 3. 419. 

1776 Continental Army. Council of War. Cambridge. Advisa- 

Feb. 16 bility of attacking Boston. Contemporary copy. 

3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har- 
rison. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1776, Feb. 18. C. C. 162, 1, 501 

1776 Washing^n, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Feb. 18 Congress, Philadelphia]. Decision of Council of 

War on attacking Boston; lack of powder. A. 
L. S. 4 pp. Read in Congress Mar. 6. 

C. C. 162, 1, 497 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 425. 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Feb. 26 Congress, Philadelphia]. Fortif3"ing Dorchester 

Heights; movements of enemy. Ufasigned. 3 
pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress Mar. 6. C. C. 162, 1, 505 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 432. 

[1776] Willard, Aaron and Moses Child. [Cambridge?] Report 

[Feb.] [to George Washington, Cambridge]. Condi- 

tions in Nova Scotia. A. D. S. of Willard, signed 
also by Child. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress 1776, Feb. 14. 

C. C. 162, 1, 495 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Settlement of seniority of 

Mab. 2 officers. Contemporary- copy. In handwriting 

of Joseph Reed, with explanatory^ note by Charles 
Thomson. 16, 267 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To George 

Mab. 6 Washington [Cambridge]. Accounts; establish- 

ment of Middle and Southern Departments and 
commanders for same; command in Canada; man- 
ufacture of powder and arms. L. S. of John 
Hancock. 3 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 
Answered Mar. 19*. 8, 210 



COBRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 39 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Mab. 7-9 Congress, Philadelphia]. Fortifications at Dor- 

chester Heights; plans for engagement; approach- 
ing evacuation of Boston by enemy. L. S. 8 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress Mar. 15. C. C. 162, 1, 509 

Printed: Writings of VVaahinRton (Ford) N. Y. 18H9. 3, 448. 

1776 Continental Congress. Minute of election of Henry B[eek- 

M^R- 8 man] Livingston to lieutenant-colonel. Con- 

temporary copy. In handwriting of Joseph 
Reed. " 16, 267 

1776 Boston, Selectmen. Statement looking toward preserva- 

^^^^' ® tion of the town on withdrawal of the British. 

[Unaddressed but sent to Washington.] Contem- 
porar}^ cop\\ In handwriting of William Pal- 
frey. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress 1776, Mar. 7-9. C. C. 162, 1 517 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 457. note. 

1776 Learned, Ebenezer. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To [Jona- 

^^^^ ^ than and Thomas] Amory and [Peter] Johannot 

[Roxbury]. [George] Washington's answer to 
statement of the Boston Selectmen. Contem- 
porar}' copy. 1 p. In handwriting of William 
Palfrey. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1776, Mar. 7. 

C. C. 162, 1, 519 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Foni) N. Y. 1889. 3, 458, note. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Mar. 11 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Minor mili- 

tary matters. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Charles Thomson. Answered 
Mar. 27*. 8, 222 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Mar. 13 Congress, Philadelphia]. Approaching evacua- 

tion of Boston; preparations to defend New York. 
L. S. 5 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress Mar. 22. 

C. C. 152, 1, 521 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 407. 

1776 Continental Army, Council of War. Roxbury [Massachu- 

Mar. 13 .setts]. Marching troops to New York. Con- 

temporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
William Palfrey. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress 1770, March 13. 

C. C. 162, 1, 527 



4f> LIBBAST OF C03^<BBXag 

ITTS Lflc^ BIcfa&ni Henry. Phibdelphiju To [Gcoi]^ Wash- 

^^sL IX ington. C*mbridge]- Forw&nUi^ leners: [Maj.] 

Gen. [Charle^^ Lee going sooth. A. L. S. 1 p. 

8,233 

\7$% Wtthfi^^a. Georve. Cambridge. To the officer com- 

5C.*a. 14 manding the American forces at Xew York. 

[)Iaj. Gen. William Alexander, Lord Stirling]. 
Defense of New York. L. S. 3 pp^ In hand- 
writing' of Stephen Mot Ian. Enclosed in Wash- 
in^on to the Presjident of C<MigTes$. 1776. Mar. 13. 

C. C. 15S, 1, 531 

Pnnt.*«i: Writings of W4itin;5ti?a F.ard X. Y. KWl X^TL 

1776 Britiih Army. Pro^nsion return. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

'Ma%, IfTl In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin! Enclosed in 

Washington to the President of Congress^ 1776, 
Mar. 24. C a IWM, 561 

1776 Contiiiental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Ma«. 17 FGeorge] Washington. [Cambridge]. Treatment 

of [Lt.] Col. [Archibald] Ounphell in retalia- 
tion for that of [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee; dis- 
couragement to foreigners proposing to come to 
America. L. S. of John Hancock. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Jacob Rush. Answered Mar. 21. 

90,104 

1776 Cheerer, Ezekiel. [Boston.] Return of ordnance stores 

Mar- 17 left in Boston bv the British. Transcript. En- 

closed in Washinofton to the President of Congress, 
1776, Mar. i>7. C. C. 169, 1, 401 

1776 ^^y«» Joseph. Cambridge. To [George] Washington 

Mar. 18 [Cambridge]. Resigning his commission. A. L. 

S. 1 p. Entlosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Conorress, 1775, Mar. 14. C. C. 152, 1, 549 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

Mar. 19 liam Alexander, Lord Stirling, New York]. 

Evacuation of Boston; troops ordered to 'New 
York. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of William Grayson. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Mar. 19. C. C. 162, 1, 535 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3,479, 
note. 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

^Iak. 19 Congress, Philadelphia]. Occupation of Boston 

by the American Arm3\ Unsigned. 2 pp. In 



COBRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 41 

handwriting of William Palfrey. Read in Con- 
gress Mar. 2S. C. C. 162, 1, 537 

Printed: Writinga of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 8, 475. 

1776 Prazer, John G[izzard]. Boston. Inventory of King's 

^AR. 20 stores left in Boston by the British. Contempo- 

rary copy. 4 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress 1776, Mar. 24. 

C. C. 162, 1, 557 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To the General Court 

^^^^' 21 [of Massachusetts, Watertown], Departure of 

British; King's stores left in Boston; pay of Mas- 
sachusetts army officers. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. In handwriting of George Lewis. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, Mar. 24. C. C. 162, 1, 553 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 481. 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Roxbury. To [George] Washington, 

Mar. 22 Cambridge. Resigning his commission. L. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in Washington to Congress 1776, 
Mar. 24. C. C. 162, 1, 545 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Authorizing privateers; 

Mar. 23 prizes. Broadside. 1 p. Printed by John Dun- 

lap. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1776, Mar. 25. 90, 78 
1776 Washing^n, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 
Mar. 24 Congress, Philadelphia]. Evacuation of Boston; 

military stores and other matters; Commissioners 
from England. L. S. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Apr. 2. Referred to Johnson, Ja}' and Wilson. 

C. C. 152, 1, 541 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 4x7. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Mar. 25 [George] Wa.shington [Cambridge]. Evacuation 

of Boston; lack of arms; troops for Canada. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Jacob Rush. 8, 205 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Mar. 27 Congress, Philadelphia]. Sailing of enemy from 

Nantasket; troops sent to New York; petition 
from inhabitants of Nova Scotia. L. S. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Re- 
ceived Apr. 6. Referred to (^onmiittee of the 
Whole. C. C. 152, 1, 503 

Printed: Writinjfs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 3, 494 and 490, 
notes. 



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42 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Cooke, Nicholas. Providence [Rhode Island] To [George] 

Mar. 31 Washington, Cambridge. Appearance of the 

British fleet off Rhode Island. Contemporary 
cop3\ 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress 1776, Apr. 1. 

C. C. 162, 1, 575 

[1776] Nova Scotia, Inhabitants. Petition to George Washington 

[Mar.?] [Cambridge] Calling for assistance. Contempo- 

rary cop3\ 2 pp. In handwriting of Caleb 
Gibbs. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress 1776, Mar. 27. C. C. 162, 1, 567 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Apr. 1 Congress, Philadelphia]. Alarm of enemy land- 

ing in Rhode Island. L. S. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of William Palfrey. C. C. 162, 1, 571 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To the President of 

Apr. 1 Congress, Philadelphia. Introducing Jonathan 

Eddy and the Acadians. L. S. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of William Palfre3\ Read in Congress 
Apr. 10. Referred to Committee of the Whole. 

C. C. 162, 1, 577 

1776 ' Continental Congress, Resolves. Settlement of Treasury 

^^^' 1 accounts. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, coun- 

tersigned by John Hancock. 2 pp. Transmitted 
to Washington. 89, 122 

1776 Adams, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

Apr. 1 [Cambridge] Introducing Francis Dana; thanks 

of Congress and medal commemorating evacua- 
tion of Boston. A. L. S. 1 p. 8, 280 

1776 Cooke, Nicholas. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

Apr. 1 Washington [Cambridge]. Foundation of report 

concerning the British fleet. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, Apr. 4. C. C. 162, 1, 685 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

-^PR- 2 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Thanks of 

Congress on occasion of evacuation of Boston. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Jacob Rush. Answered Apr. 18.* 8, 283 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [the President of 

Apr. 4 Congress, Philadelphia]. Pay of militia; powder 

loaned by Massachusetts; Paymaster General. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 43 

L. S. 4 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress Apr. 15. 

C. C. 162, 1, 581 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. i889. 4, 9. 

1776 Burbeck, William. Cambridge [Massachusetts]. To Col. 

^^^' ^^ Henry Knox [Cambridge]. Reasons for refusing 

to obey orders. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress 1776, May 
11. C. C. 162, 1, 679 

1776 Knox, Henry. Cambridge. To Lt. Col. William Burbeck 

-^^ ^2. [Cambridge]. Ordering him to New York. Con- 

temporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Caleb 
Gibbs. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1776, May 11. C. C. 162, 1, 681 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Apr. 15 Congress, Philadelphia]. The march to New 

. York; miscellaneous matters. L. S. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Reed. 
Apr. 18. Referred to Chase, Clinton, and 
Braxton. C. C. 152, 1, 587 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 17. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Recruiting the rifle corps. 

-A^PR- 15 A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, countersigned by 

John Hancock. 1 p. Transmitted to Washing- 
ton. 89, 123 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Disposition of cannon and 

^^' 1^ stores at New London with list of same. A. D. S. 

of Charles Thomson. 3 pp. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1776, Apr. 20. 

89, 126 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^^ 1^ [George] Washington [New York] Troops for 

Cape Ma}'. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 

8, 335 

1776 Continental Congress, Committee on fortifj^ng coast. 

Apr. 17 Philadelphia. To [George Washington, New 

York]. Fortif34ng of Cape Ann and New Lon- 
don. A. L. S. of John Adams, signed also by 
Benjamin Harrison and William Whipple. 2 pp. 
Answered Apr. 22.* 89, 124 

Committee: Harrison, J. Adams and Whipple. 

1776 New York, Committee of Safet}^, New York. To [George] 

Apr. 17 Washington [New^ York]. Exchange of citizen 

prisoners. Contemporary cop}'. Ip. Enclosed 



44 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

in Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Apr. 22. In handwriting of William Palfrey. 

C. C. 162, 1, 607 

1776 Continental Army, Canadian Expedition. [New York.] 

Apr. 18 Return of regiments going on command to Can- 

ada. Tabular statement. D. S. of Horatio Gates. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1776, Apr. 19. C. C. 162, 1, 599 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Apr. 18 Congress, Philadelphia]. Appreciation of Con- 

gress' approval. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

C. C. 162, 1, 591 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 26. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Apr. 19 Congress, Philadelphia]. Troops for Canada; 

aid of Indians; Canadian Committee. L. S. 3 
pp. In handwriting of William Palfrey. 

C. C. 162, 1, 595 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, SO 
and 81, notes. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Cannon; paymaster- 

^^^- ^^ general. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. Enclosed 

in President of Congress to Washington, 1775, 
Apr. 20. 89, 126 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 20 [George] Washington [New York]. Troops for 

Canada. L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Jacob Rush. 

89,128 

1776 Hancock, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington, 

Apr. 20 New York. Desiring [Lt. Col. William] Pal- 

frey's assistance. A. L. S. 1 p. 8, 343 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Apr. 22 Congress, Philadelphia]. Troops for Canada; 

lack of arms; exchange of prisoners; artillery; 

trouble with Commissary Department. L. S. 

4 pp. In handwriting of William Palfrey. Read 

in Congress Apr. 25. Referred to R. H. Lee, 

J. Adams and Joseph Hewes. 

C. C. 162, 1, 603 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 84. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [Committee of 

Apr. 22 Congress, Philadelphia]. Fortifying Cape Ann 

and New London. Letter-book copy. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. M. II, 44 

Comxnittee on fortifying forts: Harrison, J. Adams, and Whipple. 



GOBBESPONDEKCE OF OEOBOE WASHINGTON 45 

177ff WaiUngton, George. New York. To [the President of 

Apr. 23 Congress, Philadelphia]. Pay and rank of aid- 

de-camps. A. L. S. 3 pp. Read in Congress 
Apr. 25. Referred to R. H. Lee, J. Adams and 
Joseph Hewes. C. C. 162,1,611 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Foid) N. Y. 1889. 4, S9. 

1776 WaiMiigtan, George. New York. To the President of 

Apr. 23 Congress, Philadelphia. Camp equipage for the 

Commander in chief. A. L. S. . 1 p. Read in 
Congress May 4. C. C. 162, 1, 614 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 23 [George] Washington [New York]. Reinforce- 

ments for Canada. L. S. of John Hancock. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. Answered 
Apr. 25.* 8, 353 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Respecting the Army in 

Apr. 23 Canada; inquiries to inhabitants. A. D. S. of 

Charles Thomson, countersigned by John Han- 
cock. 2 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1776, Apr. 23. 89, 130 

1776 Continental Army. General return. New York. State- 

Apr. 23 ment of numbers. Transcript. Enclosed in 

Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Apr. 25. C. C. 169, 1, 403 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Apr. 25 Congress, Philadelphia]. Extract of prize agent's 

letter respecting Commodore [John] Manly's cap- 
ture; pay of arm}-; troops ordered to Canada. 
L. S. 12 pp. ' In handwriting of Stephen Moy- 
lan. Read in Congress Apr. 29. Referred to 
Harrison, Rutledge, Goldsborough, Paine and 
Rodney. C. C. 152, 1, 627 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 44. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 25 [George] Washington [New York]. Money for 

army in Canada. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 
1 p. 9, 6 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Pay of aids to the Com- 

^^^- 26 mander in chief; deficiency of arms; militia 

accounts, etc. A. D. b. of Charles Thomson, 
countersigned by John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1776, 
Apr. 27. 89, 132 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 27 [George] Washington [New York]. Transmit- 



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46 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

ting resolves of Congress. L. S. of John Han- 
cock. 1 p. 9, 8 

1776 Continental Army. Canadian Expedition. [New York.] 

Apr. 28 Return of regiments going on command to Can- 

ada. Tabular statement. A. D. S. of Horatio 
Gates. 2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1776, May 5. 

C. C. 162, 1, 653 

1776 Continental Army, General Court Martial. New York. 

Apr. 29 Trial of Lt. [Thomas] Grover for disobeying 

orders and using insulting language to his supe- 
rior officer. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress 1776, May 5. 

C. C. 162, 1, 646 

1776 Forts Montgomery and Constitntion. Returns of strength 

Apr. 29 of garrisons. Tabular statements. 1 p. A. D. S. 

of Isaac Nicoll. C. C. 162, 1, 661 

Return for Fort Constitution is dated Apr. 28 and was enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congre^, 1776, May 6. 

1776 Grover, Thomas. [New York.] Defence before court 

Apr. 29 martial. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwrit- 

ing of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1776, May 5. 

C. C. 162, 1, 647 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Apr. 30 Congress Philadelphia]. Assistance for Rhode 

Island. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress May 2. 
Referred to Committee on Eastern Department. 

C. C. 162, 1, 631 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889, 4, 57. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 30 [George] Washington [New York]. The pay- 

master-generalship. L. S. of John Hancock. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 89, 133 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Miscellaneous military 

^l^Y 3 matters. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, counter- 

signed b}' John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1776, 
May 4. 89, 136 

1776 Cashing, Thomas. Watertown [Massachusetts]. To 

>1ay3 [George] Washington [New York]. Rumor of 

return of the British to Boston. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 



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CORBESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 47 

Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, May 7. C. C. 162, 1, 667 

1776 Continental CongpreBS, Resolve. Presenting cannon to Mas- 

May 4 sachusetts. D. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. Trans- 

mitted to Washington. 89, 136 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Pay of militia. D. 8. of 

May 4 John Hancock. Transmitted to Washington. 

89, 137 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

May 4 [George] Washington [New York]. Appoint- 

ment [Matthias] Ogden to a lieutenant colonelcy. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Charles Thomson, answered May 11*. 9, 65 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

May 5 Congress, Philadelphia]. Pressing need of Arms. 

A. L. S. 4 pp. Read in Congress May 8. Re- 
ferred to S. Adams, Wythe, Rodney, R. H. Lee, 
and Whipple. C. C. 162, 1, 657 

Printed: Writingrs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 64. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

^^^^ ^ Congress, Philadelphia]. Settlement of accounts; 

new road to Canada; troops for Canada; other 
militar}' matters. L. S. 6 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress 
May 7. Referred to J. Adams, Braxton, and 
Duane. C. C. 152, 1, 639 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 59. 

1776 Continental Army, Artillery, New York. General return. 

^^AY 5 Tabular statement. A. D. S. of Horatio Gates. 

2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1776, May 5. C. C. 152, 1, 649 

1776 Grover, Thomas. New York. To George Washington 

^l^Y 5 [New York] acknowledging his offense and pray- 

ing forgiveness. Additional acknowledgment 
dated Ma}^ 8. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1776, May 
11. C. C. 152, 1, 077 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Conduct toward Cominis- 

May6 sioners coming from England. A. D. S. of 

Charles Thomson, countersigned b}^ John Han- 
cock. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1776, May 10. 89, 138 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

May 7 Congress, Philadelphia]. Reports of enemy's 



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48 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

fleet; the [Peace] Commissioners. L. S. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress May 10. Referred to Com- 
mittee on State of the Eastern Colonies. 

G. C. 152, 1, 663 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 67, note. 
Ck>mmittee: Rutledge, Johnson, Wythe, Harrison, and Duane. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^1^^' 7 [George] Washington. Transmitting a resolve. 

L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. Answered May 
11*. 9, 92 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Cannon for Boston. 

May 7 D. S. of John Hancock. Transmitted to Wash- 

ington. 89, 137 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

May 10 [George] Washington [New York]. Appoint- 

ments; powder and arms^ engagement in the 
Delaware; mone}^ for army. L. S. of John 
Hancock. 2 pp. 9, 107 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Accounts; recruiting ex* 

May 10 penses; Canada road; powder; money; returns; 

promotions. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, 
countersigned by John Hancock. 2 pp. En- 
closed in Washington, President of Congress 
1776, May 10. 89, 138 

1776 Schuyler, Philip Johri. Fort George [New York]. To 

May 10 [George] Washington [New York]. Affairs in 

Canada; construction of gondolas; treatment re- 
ceived by Schuyler. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
June 8. C. C. 162, 2, 13 

1776 Stringer, Samuel. Albany [New York]. To [George] 

May 10 Washington [New York]. Reenforcement and 

supplies necessary for the hospital ordered to 
Canada. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1776, May 15. 

C. C. 162, 1, 689 

[1776] Stringer, Samuel. [Albany.] Estimate of hospital sup- 

[May 10] plies necessary for Canada. Contemporary cop3% 

1 p. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
May 15. C. C. 162, 1, 691 



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C0BBE8P0NDENCE OP OEOBGE WASHINGTON 49 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

May 11 Congress, Phihidelphia]. Disciplinary measures; 

appointments; prisoners; coming of German 
troops. L. S. 4 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress May 14. 
Referred to Livingston, Jefferson and J. Adams. 

C. C. 162, 1, 669 

Printed: "WriUngs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 74. 

[1776] Washington, George. [New York] England's method of 

[May 11] treatment of prisoners of war. A. D. of Horatio 

Gates. 2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1776, May 11. 

C. C. 162, 1, 688 

1776 Continental Congress, Secret Committee. Philadelphia. 

>lAYll To [George] Washington [New York]. For- 

warding powder. A. L. S. of Robert Morris. 
1 p. Answered May 20. 9, 133 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^^^ ^^ [George] Washington, New York. Payment of 

troops; powder and arms. L. S. of John Han- 
cock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 
Answered May 17*. * 9, 139 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Command of the Eastern 

^Iay 14 Department; troops to be raised in New Hamp- 

shire. D. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1776, 
Mav 16. 89, 140 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Raising of troops for the 

^Iay 14 Eastern Department. D. S. of John Hancock. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1776, May 16. 89, 141 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

May 15 Congress, Philadelphia] Intelligence of march 

of troops into Canada; hospital matters. L. S. 
4 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har- 
rison. Read in Congress May 16. Referred to 
Wm. Livingston, Jefferson and J. Adams. 

C. C. 152, 1, 685 

Printed: Writings of \Vashington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 80. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

May 16 [George] Washington [New York]. Request to 

attend Congress; invitation to reside at his house; 
Mrs. Washington and the smallpox. L. S. of 
John Hancock. 3 pp. In handwriting of Jacob 
Rush. Answered May 20*. 89, 142 

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60 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Continental Congress, Secret Committee. Philadelphia. 
To [George] Washington [New York]. Muskets 
from Rhode Island. A. L. S. of Robert Morris. 
1 p. Answered Ma}' 20*. 9, 172 

Continental Congress, Resolve. Raising of troops in Mas- 
sachusetts. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1776, 
May 16. 89, 141 

Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 
Congress, Philadelphia]. Reverses in Canada. 
L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress May 18. Referred 
to Wm. Livingston, Jefferson, J. Adams, R. Mor- 
ris, Duane, R. H. Lee, Rutledge, R. Livingston. 

C. C. 162, 1 , 693 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 85, 
note. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To the President of 

^^^ ^^ Congress, Philadelphia. Transmitting important 

papers. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress May 21. 

C. C. 162, 1, 697 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 86, note. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Increase of pay of assist- 

^^^ ^® ant engineers. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson 

with autograph initialed note of John Hancock. 
Transmitted to Washington. 89, 167 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

May 19 Congress, Philadelphia]. Introducing [Maj.]Gen. 

Horatio Gates; his business. Unsigned. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress May 21. C. C. 162, 1, 701 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 88, note. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

May 20 Congress, Philadelphia]. Approaching visit to 

Congress. A. L. S. 2 pp. Read in Congress 
May 21. C. C. 162, 1, 704 

Printe<l: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 88. 

• 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [Chairman Secret 

May 20 Committee,] Robert Morris [Philadelphia]. Pow- 

der and invoices accompanying same. Letter- 
book copy. M. II, 106 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

May 21 Congress, Philadelphia]. [John Dyer] Mercier^s 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 51 

intelligence of attack on Quebec. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. M. U, 107 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Governing care and treat- 

May 21 men t of prisoners;^ form, of parole. Broadside. 

1 p. Transmitted to Washington. 89, 144 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Cannon for vessels in Lake 

May 22 Champlain. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. 

Transmitted to Washington. 89, 146 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Assistant clerk to Secretary 

May 22 to the Commander-in-chief. A. D. S. 1 p. 

Transmitted to Washington. 89, 147 

1776 Wilkinson, James. La Chine, near Montreal [Canada]. 

May 24 To ? Defeat at the Cedars; weakness of 

troops; expectation of attack. Transcript. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress 1776, June 7. C. C. 169, 1, 352 

1776 Continental Congpress, Resolve. Dismissal of Lt. Col. [Wil- 

May26 liam] Burbeck. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, 

countersigned by John Hancock. 1 p. Trans- 
mitted to Washington. 89, 148 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Disposal of arms and stores 

May 25 of armed schooners. A. D. S. of Charles Thom- 

son. 1 p. Transmitted to Washington. 89, 149 

1776 Brown, Nicholas. Providence [Rhode Island]. To George 

May 27 Washington [Philadelphia]. Forwarding mus- 

kets to the army. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
June 9. C. C. 152, 2, 21 

1776 Chase, Samuel and Charles Carroll [of Carrollton]. Mon- 

May 27-28 treal To [the President of Congress, Philadel- 

phia]. Report of the situation in Canada; miser- 
able state of army; military movements; British 
barbarity. Contemporary cop3\ 8 pp. In 
handwriting of and attested by Jacob Rush. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1775, June 5-6. 89, 150 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Reenforcements for Can- 

JuNB 1 ada. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, countersigned 

by John Hancock. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1776, June 3. 89, 154 

1776 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To the President of 

Junes Congress, Philadelphia. Application for arms 



52 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

from Boston. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. C. C. 162, 2, 1 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 3 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Thanks of 

Congress. L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Jacob Rush. 9, 279 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Reenforcement of army; 

June 3 flying camp; militia; brigadier appointments; re- 

moval of stock, gi'ain, etc.; lead mines; maga- 
zines of provisions. A. D. S. of Charles Thom- 
son, countersigned by John Hancock. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
June 3. 89, 154 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. General oflicer appoint- 

June3 ments. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1776, June 3. 89, 156 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. Circular 

Jt'NE 4 letter to the Colonies. Designs of British; situa- 

tion in Canada; calling forth of militia. Con- 
temporary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of Jacob 
Rush. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1776, June 11. 9, 322 

Continental Congress, Resolve. Arms, etc. for militia. 
A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1776, 
June 5. 89, 157 

Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 
[George] Washington [New York]. Promotions 
and commissions; prizes captured. L. S. of John 
Hancock. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. An- 
swered June 7*. 9, 296 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Returns; flying-camp, 

Ji'^e6 militia; election of adjutant and quarterpaaster- 

general and other military appointments. A. D. 
S. of Charles Thomson, countersigned by John 
Hancock. 2 pp. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1776, June 5-6. 89, 158 

1776 Arnold, B[encdict]. Montreal. To Brig. Gen. [John] 

Jvii^^ Sullivan [SorelJ. The military situation. Con- 

temporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of George 
Lewis. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1776, June 16. C. C. 162, 2, 55 



1776 




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1776 




June 


5-6 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 53 

1776 Dugan, J[eremiah]. St. Tours. [Canada]. To Brig. Gen. 

June 5 [John] Sullivan [SorelJ. Raising Canadian troops; 

Col. [Moses] Hazen^s charges. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, June 16. C. C. 162, 2, 57 

1776 SuUivan, John. Sorel [Canada]. To [George] Wash- 

JuNE 5 ington [New York], Military situation in Can- 

ada; disposition of the Canadians. Contemporary 
cop}'. 4 pp. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, June 16. C. C. 162, 2, 47 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Appointments and changes 

J^'NE 6 in officers of the northern arm}'. A. D. S. part 

by Charles Thomson and part by John Hancock. 
1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1775, June 7. 89, 160 

1776 Arnold, B[enedict]. Montreal [Canada]. To [Maj.^ Gen. 

June 6 Philip John Schuyler, Fort George? New York]. 

The military situation in Canada. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of George Baylor. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress 1776, June 16. C. C. 162. 2, 41 

1776 Snllivan, John. Sorel. To [Brig.] Gen. [William] 

June 6 Thompson [Sorel]. Instructions for his guid- 

ance; attack on enemy at Three Rivers. Con- 
temporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of George 
Lewis. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1776, June 16. C. C. 152, 2, 51 

1776 Sullivan, John. Sorel. Commission to Francis Guillot 

June 6 as captain of a Canadian militia company. Con- 

temporary^ copy. 1 p. In handwriting of George 
Lewis. Enclosed m Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1776, June 16. C. C. 152, 2, 53 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

June? Congress, Philadelphia]. Reverses in Canada; 

building gondolas. L. S. 4 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress 
June 10. C. C. 162, 2, 5 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Junk? [GeorgeJ Washington [New York J. Situation of 

army in Canada. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Jacob Rush. 9, 303 



54 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1775 PtUenger, Frederick. German Flats [Sew York}. To 
Jc3nt 7 Col. Frederick Fisher. Mohawk River [New Yoit]. 

Advance of Briti:^h and Indians on the settlement. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Samoel Blalchley Webb. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress ITTd, Aug. 7. 

a c. m, 2, 351 

1776 SaUiraB, John. Sorel. To [George] Washington, New 
Jc3k7 York. Command in Canada. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Elnclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress 1776. June 16. C. C. 15S, 2, 71 

1776 Waahiagtoa, George. New York. To [the President of 

JcxeS Congress, Philadelphia]. Sir John Johnson; pay- 

ment of troops: expresses. L. S. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress J une 10. Referred to Sherman, Wythe, 
Sergent, F. Lee and Gwinnett. C. C. 15S, 2, 9 

Printed: Wncini;» of Wasbin^toa Focd) N. Y. leSSS. 4. 1I5l 

1776 Waahiagtmi, George. New York. To [Committee of 

J*^'* ^ Congress, Philadelphia]. Transmitting plans and 

reports on fortifying Cape Ann and New London. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Alexander 
Contee Hanson. H. U, 124 

Committee oa fortif jio^ pcwts: Harnaoo, J. Aduns and Whipple. 

1776 Albany, Committee. To. [Maj. Gen. Philip John Schuy- 

JcxkS ler, Albany]. Asking assistance for expected 

Indian attack on Western frontier. Contempo- 
rary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Samuel 
Blatchley Webb. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress 1776, Aug. 7. 

C. C. 152, 2, a53 
1776 Snlliyan, John. Sorel [Canada]. To [George Washing- 

JrxE8-i2 tQu^ y^Q^ York]. Defeat at Three Rirers; weak- 

ness of army ; the situation: Indians. Transcript. 
Enclosed in Wa'>hington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776. June 23. C. C. 169, 1, 371 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Jc^3ke9 Congress. Philadelphia]. Canadian affairs; pay- 

ment of tix)ops: supplies: [Maj.] Gen. [Philip 
John] Schuyler. L. S. 4 pp. In handwrit- 
* ing of Rol>ert Hanson Harrison. Read in Con- 
gress June 11. C. C. 158, 2, 17 

Primed: Wrilinir? of Washington . Fonl* X. Y. 1S89. 4, 119. 

1776 Tnunbnll, Joseph. New York. To the President of Con- 

Jt^3«K 9 gress [Philadelphia] Pay for his services. Tran- 

script. C. C. 169, 1, 358 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 55 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

June 9 York]. Capture of British transport with troops. 

Extract of a letter. 1 p. In handwriting of 
George Lewis. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1776, June 16. 

C. C. 162, 2, 45 
1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

J^NElO Congress, Philadelphia]. Trouble in the Com- 

missary Department; tories. A. L. S. 4 pp. 
Read in Congress June 11. C. C. 162, 2, 25 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 129. 

1776 Arnold, B[enedict]. Montreal [Canada]. To Maj. Gen. 

J^^^'*= 10 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Conferences 

with Indians; tories. Transcript. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
June 16. C. C. 169, 1, 363 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Wash- 

*^^^® 10 ington [New York]. Situation in the north. 

Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Samuel Blatchley Webb. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1776, Aug. 7. 

C. C. 152, 2, 349 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 11 [George] Washington [New York]. Proceedings 

in Congress; Indians; pay of troops; Mrs Wash- 
ington. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob 
Rush. Answered June 13*. 9, 317 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

JU'^'Eii [George] Washington [New York]. March of 

militia; Canadian situation. L. S. of John Han- 
cock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 
Answered June 14*. 9, 319 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. Circular 

June 11 letter to the Colonies. Militia for defense of New 

York. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Jacob Rush. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1776, June 11. 9, 321 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Establishing a Board of 

June 12 War. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Timothy Matlack. Enclosed in 
Board of War to Washington, 1776, June 21. 

89, 161 

1776 Schuyler, Philip [John]. Albany [New York]. To [George] 

June 12 Washington [New York]. Canadian affairs. 



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CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 57 

fortifying St. Johns; plundering of goods. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1776, June 27. 

C. C. 162, 2, 119 

1776 Hazen, M[oses]. Chamblee [Canada]. To [Maj.] Gen. 

June 13 [John] Sullivan [Sorel]. Charges against him; 

retreat from Canada; the situation. Transcript. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, June 27. C. C. 169, 1, 381 

1776 Lee, Richard Henry. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

JuNB 13 ington [New York]. [John Murray-,] Lord Dun- 

more's perusal of letters passing through the Vir- 
ginia post-office; [Maj. Gen. Horatio] Gates to 
command in Canada. A. L. S. 2 pp. 10, 13 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

June 14 Congress, Philadelphia]. Clothing for troops in 

Canada; [Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler. L. 
S. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, June 15. Referred 
to Committee on War and Ordnance. 

C. C. 162, 2, 33 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 142. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Intercourse with enemy; 

June 14 exportation of salt meat; conference with Six 

Nations; post at Fort Stanwix. A. D. S. of 
Chas. Thomson, countersigned by John Hancock. 
, Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 

ton, 1776, June 14. 89, 164 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 14 [George] Washington [New York]. Establish- 

ment of a Board of War; complaints against 
[Esek] Hopkins and others; salt-meat, money and 
other matters. L. S. of John Hancock. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Timothy Matlack. Answered 
June 20.* 10, 15 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Ji'NE 16 Congress, Philadeli)hia]. [Maj.] Gen. [John] 

, Sullivan's account of affairs in Canada. L. S. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Read in Congress June 18. C. C. 152, 2, 37 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4. 150, 
note. 

1776 Palfrey, [William]. [New York.] To [George] Washing- 

June 16 ton [New York]. Military chest exhausted. In 



58 UBBARY OF CONGRESS 

3d person. Transcript. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1776, June 16. 

C. C. 169, 1, 404 

1776 [Ward, Artemas. ] Boston. To [George Washington, New 

Ji*5^Kl6 York.] Forcing enemy's fleet from Nantasket 

Road; capture of British transports. [Extract 
of letter.] 2 pp. In handwriting of George Lewis. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, June 33. C. C. 162, 2, 99 

ITTt Wathiagton, George. New York. To the President of 

JvsKi: Congress [Philadelphia]. [Brig.] Gen. [David] 

Wooster. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Rob- 
ert Hanson Harrison. C. C. 152, 2, 63 

Xm Watltiaftan, (loorge. New York. To [the President of 

JvsK IT t\>ngress. New York]. Brig. Gen. [John] Sulli- 

van's abilities; command in Canada. A. L. S. 
%H pjx Read in Congress June 18. C. C. 162, 2, 67 

l^rim«H): \Vritln««of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4. 156. 

1TT9 OMtintntal Coayress* Resolves. Commander for Canada 

^^'*** ^^ aiul his iH>wers: regulations for army in that 

piwiiuv; roads^ supplies; militia and Indians; 
priw* v>f anued vessels, A. D. S. of Charles 
*rhvHtts«.m* cv>untersigned by John Hancock. 7 pp. 
Kuk*Kv5%\l in l^r^dent of Congress to Washington, 
ITT^i. Juu^ IS. 89, 171 

XTft% CwUiMiili^ CHnmrrtes* Kesolve. Connecticut and New York 

v>vH«W tt\v(>sfv^ri\^uada; raising troops in Connecticut. 

A. O, S* v»f C^harles Thomson, countersigned by 
Jv^hu Hauvwk. I p. Enclosed in President of 
V\^^jCi\v<^ tv^ Washington. 1776, June 18. 89, 175 

Vtn tfv«U«^f)il«a CHMVmt. IVsident. Philadelphia. To 

'*v N^ *** IViwi'j^vl Washington [New York]. Affairs in 

C^ikivUi IMaj^l iien. [Horatio] Gates; Indians; 
uiiti(iH. I4. S. of *lohn Hancock. 2 pp. In 
hH^nUv tilinj^ of Jaivb Rush. Answered June 20*. 

10,45 

\y^^ VVmI^^«mI«^1 VVwy r««jft. Kiv^v^lvos. Mustennaster-general; set- 

l *^ X** *'*^* lloiuv^ul wt' awvmits. A, IX 8. of John Hancock. 

Kmv Iwxvst iu INvvivWnt of Congress to Washing- 

U^u. t^as JvuH^^l. 89, 178 

VHV W^^^faV*%l VV^viNMk INvsidout. Philadelphia. To 

^ v' »' lVWv]^%^t W^xhin^Cvni [New York). Minor mili- 

m\ uii^vivt^ I- S. of Jv^hn Hancock. 2 pp. 
lu U^Kivv^Ukux: \*f Jawb Rush. Answered June 
Vl\ 10,47 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 59 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Colonies to furnish cloth- 

June 19 ing to troops. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, 

countersigned by John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1776, 
June 21. 89, 176 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Commissions granted by 

June 19 Brig. Gen. [John] Sullivan to oflScers in Canada; 

money for army. A. D. S. of John Hancock. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1776, June 21. 89, 178 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

June 20 Congress, Philadelphia]. Establishment of a war 

office; mone}'^ for Canada; [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] 
Gates; works at Kingsbridge. L. S. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress June 21. Referred to Board of 
War. C. C. 162, 2, 75 

Printed: Writings of Waahington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 164. 

1776 Washinf^n, George. New York. To [the President of 

J^"^« 21 Congress, Philadelphia], Proceedings of the In- 

dian commissioners; volunteer troop of horse. 
L. S. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress June 24. Referred 
to the Board of War. C.C. 162, 2, 79 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To the President of 

June 21 Congress, Philadelphia. ' Introducing Chevalier 

de Kermovan and Monsr. de Vermonet. L. S. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Contee 
Hanson. Read in Congress June 26. Read be- 
fore the Board of War 27th and referred for 
further consideration. C. C. 162, 2, 85 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 21 [George] Washington [New York], Inquiry into 

Canadian expedition; court martial of oflScers; 
clothes for annv; minor matters. L. S. of John 
Hancock. 3 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 
Answered June 27*. 10, 80 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. New York regiment for 

June 21 Canada; inquiry into Canadian aflfairs; minor 

matters. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, counter- 
signed by John Hancock. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1776, 
June 21. 89, 179 



60 LIBEABT OF COXGKESS 

1775 3mid 9i Wmr. PhiLftdelphuL To [George] Wa;i]iii^oo^ 
im tz Xew Yoit Ke«rufaur returns from annv. L S. 

John Aiiuas, Boger Sherrndui. Benj. Harrison^ 
James WiLsom Edward Botledge. 1 P- In 
handwriting^ of Richard Peters. M, 163 

ITTf fitiiiTJ. William. Xew York. To Congress. Memorial 

rT3E ii of his services to the coantrr: prays for commis- 

sion in the army. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 
Transmitted to Washington. M, 95 

ITTf [Hawlej. Joseph]. Watertown. To [George] Washing- 

Jtsti ?i ton rXew York^. Slowness of Ma&sachoiaetts in 

furnishing troop?. Contemporary copy. 3 |^ 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Congress 
177^. June 3«>. a a 15S, 2, 145 

Princed in p«rt: Wcixd^ of WaafaingaA ^Fotd X. T. IdMi 4. HSi, 

1776 Leary. John. jr. [Xew York.] To [George Washing- 
JrxE fi ton. New York]. Conditions of service for a toI- 

unteer troop of horse. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1776. June 21. a a 152, 2, S3 

1776 Waahiagton, George. New York. To [the President of 

JryziJ Congre-ss, Philadelphia]. Sailing of British from 

Nantasket Road; misfortunes in Canada, L. S. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
jon. Read in Congress June 25. C. C 152, 2, S9 

Pnnw^i Wriiir:?? of Washin^toa Fori S. Y. 1S». 4. I«Sl 

1776 Ward. Artemas. Boston. To [Ge^^rge Washington, New 

JrxK^J York]. Report of arrival of British fleet off 

Boston harbor. Extract of letter, 1 p. In 
handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
June a\ C. a 152, 2, 143 

1776 Continental Congress. Resolves. EnUstment of Mohican 

Jr>-K 24 and Stookbridge Indians: accounts of rifle coni- 

panie>; tents for Massachusetts: allegiance to the 
Unitoil Colonies and treason thereto: counter- 
feiting: ration. A. P. S. of Charles Thomson, 
i*ountersigneil bv John Hancock. 3 pp. En- 
clo<tHl in IVesident of Congress to Washington, 
177t^. June :2o. 88, 180 

1776 Hew York, Provincial Congress. Resolve authorizing 

June 24 [George j Washington to secure disaffected per- 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 61 

sons. Contempoi-arj copy. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Samuel Blatchley Webb. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1776, June 28. 

C. C. 162, 2, 133 

1776 Sullivan, John. Isle aux Noix [Richelieu River, Quebec]. 

.June 24 To Maj. Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. 

Trouble with the army; sickness; military situa- 
tion. Contemporar}' copy. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of George Lewis. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1776, July 4. 

C. C. 162, 2, 179 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 25 [George] Washington [New York]. Enlistment 

of Indians; tents for Massachusetts; law and 
order in the colonics. L. S. of John Hancock. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. Answered 
June 27* and 2S*. 89, 185 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Reenforcement of Noiih- 

JuxE 25 ern Army; Col. [Lewis] Dubois's commission; 

clothing; battalion accounts; bounties. A. D. 
S. of Charles Thomson, countersigned by John 
Hancock. 2 pp. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1776, June 26. 89, 182 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. ColonePs commission to 

JrxE 25 [Lewis] Dubois. Contemporary copy. In hand- 

writing of Jacob Rush. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1T76, July 6. 89, 208 

1776 Arnold, B[enedict]. Alban3\ To [George] Washington 

J^'^'E 25 [New York]. Retreat from Canada. Contem- 

porary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of George 
Lewis. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1776, June 27. Read in Con- 
gress July 1. C. C. 162, 2, 107 

1776 Schuyler, Philip [John]. Albany. To [George] Wash- 

JuNB 25 ington [New York]. The retreat from Canada. 

Contemporar}' copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Samuel Blatchley Webb. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1776, June 27. 

C. C. 152, 2, 111 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 26 [George] Washington [New York]. Reenforce- 

ments for the Northern Army. L. S. of John Han- 
cock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 
Answered June 29*. 10, 91 



62 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Specifying officers for 

June 26 Col. Lewis Dubois regiment. A. D. S. of John 

Hancock. 2 pp. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1776, Jiftie 26. 89, 184 

1776 Continental Army, Surgeons Mates of Spencer's brigade. 

June 26 * New York. Memorial to Brig. Gen. [Joseph] 

Spencer [New York]. Increase of pay. A. D. S. 
of John R. Watrous, signed also by Gershom 
Beardsley, Silas Holmes, Zeckariah Keys and 
William Prentice. 1 p. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress. 1776, July 11. 

C. C. 162, 2, 211 

1776 Continental Army, Surgeon's Mates of Stirling's brigade 

[June 26?] ["n^^ York]. Memorial to Brig. Gen. [William 

Alexander,] Lord Stirling [New York]. Increase 
of pay. A. D. S. of Daniel Menema, signed also 
by Isaac Ledyard, Asa Kingsberry and Preserve 
Wood. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1776, July 11. 

C. C. 162, 2, 209 
1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

J^N^ 27 Congress, Philadelphia]. Intelligence from Can- 

ada; Indians. L. S. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress 
July 1. C. C. 162, 2, 103 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 181. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

June 27 Congress, Philadelphia]. Maj. [Robert] Rogers. 

L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Lewis Nicola. 
Read in Congress July 1. C. C. 162, 2, 115 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 183, note. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Raising and officering of 

June 27 a rifle regiment. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, 

countersigned by John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1776, 
June 29. 89, 187 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Raising of a German regi- 

•^^^^27 ment. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, counter- 

signed by John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1776, June 
29. 89, 189 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Raising of Geiman battal- 

June27 Jqh^ Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwrit- 

ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1776, June 
29. 89, 191 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 63 

1776 Davison, Joseph. Armed sloop Schuyler^ off Fire Island. 

June 27 To [George] Washington [New York], Prizes 

taken. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of George Lewis. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1776, June 
28. C. C. 162, 2, 131 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

June 28 Congress, Philadelphia], The Commissary Gen- 

eral; chaplains; tories in New York city and on 
Long Island; Thomas Hickey; approach of Lord 
Howe. L. S. 7 pp. In handwriting of Rob- 
ert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress July 1. 

C. C. 162, 2, 123 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 184. 

1776 Greene, Thomas. Providence [Rhode Island]. To Robert 

June 2S Morris, [Philadelphia]. Arrival of supplies from 

Europe. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Morris. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1776, July 6. 

89, 212 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

June 29 Congress, Philadelphia]. Smallness of the army; 

arrival of the British at Sandy Hook. L. S. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Read in Congress July 1. C.C. 152,2,135 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 194. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To the Board of War 

June 29 [Philadelphia]. Correspondence with the Board. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Samuel 
Blatchley Webb. M. II, 198 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 29 [George] Washington [New York]. The German 

battalion; loss of Canada; officering Rifle regi- 
ment. L. S. of John Hancock. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Jacob Rush. Answered June 30.* 

89, 192 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

June 30 Congress Philadelphia]. Raising of troops; the 

retreat from Canada and other military matters. 
L. S. 4 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress July 2. 

C. C. 162, 2, 139 

Printed: Writings of Wcushington (Ford) J^. Y. 1889. 4, 196. 

1776 [Schuyler, Philip John. ] Albany . Substance of conversa- 

June30 tion with [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates respecting 



64 LIBRAKY OF CONGRESS 

command of the northern army. Contemporary 
copyw 3 pp. In handwriting of Samuel Blatchley 
Webb. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1776, July 4. C. C. 162, 2, 181 

1776^ Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 1 [George] Washington [New York]. Case of Maj. 

[Robert] Rogers. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 
1 p. Answered July 4.* 89, 194 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 1 [George] Washington [New York]. Introducing 

Antoine Felix Wybert. L. S. of John Hancock. 
1 p. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. Answered 
July 4.* 89, 195 

1776 • Schuyler, Philip John. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JuLY 1 ton [New York]. Dispute over command of 

the commissary department; dispute with [Maj.] 
Gen. [Horatio] Gates; military situation, Indians. 
Contemporary copy. 6 pp. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1776, July 4. 
In handwriting of Morgan Lewis. 

C. C. 162, 2, 175 

1776 Lee, Charles. Charleston [South Carolina]. To the Presi - 

July 2 dent of Congress [Philadelphia]. British repulse 

at Charleston; cavalry for Georgia. Contempo- 
rary copy. 4 pp. In handwriting of John Han- 
cock and Aaron D. Woodruff? Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1776, 
July 19. 89, 195 

1776 Charleston, (South Carolina). Accounts of various per- 

JuLY 2 sons of the attack on Fort Moultrie; damage to 

British; strength. Contemporary copy, attested 
by John Hancock. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
Jacob Rush. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1776, July 19. 89, 198 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

^^^^^ Congress, Philadelphia]. Arrival of enemy's 

fleet; preparations for defense of New York. L. 
S. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress July 4. 

C. C. 162, 2, 149 

Printed: Writings of Washlngrton (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 200. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Troops to be raised in 

Jui-Y 3 Pennsylvania and New Jersey for . the Flying 



CORBESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 65 

Camp. A. D. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1776, July 4. 89, 201 

1776 Wafhington, George. New York. To [the President of 

J^^^4 Congress, Philadelphia]. Introducing Col. 

[Hugh] Stevenson; raising of the Maryland Rifle 
Battalion. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress Jul}^ 8. 
Referred to Board of War. Additional page: 
Lijjst of officers recommended to serve in the Rifle 
Battalion. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald? 

C. C. 162. 2, 153 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

July 4 Congress, Philadelphia]. Slowness of New Eng- 

land in furnishing troops; militia; engaging 
Indians; preparations for defense; intelligence 
from Canada. L. S. 8 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress 
July 6. C. C. 162, 2, 159 

Printed: WriUngs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 204. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 4 [George] AYashington [New York]. Troops for 

the Flying Camp; government in Pennsylvania. 
L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 
Answered July 10.* 89, 202 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Flints; Maryland and 

Jvly4 Delaware militia for the Flying Camp; seal for 

the United States. A. D. S. of John Hancock. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1770, July 6. 89. 205 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Conference on march of 

Jt'LY 4 Pennsylvania militia to defense of New Jersey, 

and resolutions of same. 
July 5 March of Pennsylvania troops to Trenton. 

Broadside. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress, to Washington, 1770, July 6. 89, 207 

1776 Declaration of Independence. Broadside. 1 p. One of the 

July 4 first printed copies, l)y John Dunlap. Enclosed 

in President of Congress to Washington, 1776, 
Julv 6. 89, 204 

1776 [Greene, Nathanael.] [Long Island.] To [George Wash- 
JuLY 4 ington. New York]. Intelligence of British. Ex- 

tract of letter. 2 pp. In handwriting of George 
Lewis. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1770, July 4. C. C. 162, 2, 167 

28632—06 5 



66 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Tniinbull, Jonathan. Lebanon [Connecticut]. To [George"] 

July 4 Washington [New York], Smallpox and enlist- 

ments; exposure of northern frontier. Contem- 
porary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of Caleb 
Gibbs. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1776, July 11. C. C. 162, 2, 205 

Printed, In part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 239, 
note. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Vessels for defense of 

July 5 lakes [Champlain and George]; Delaware troops; 

force for Ticonderoga; chaplains; expresses; Brit- 
ish prisoners. A. D. S. of John Hancock. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1776, July 6. 89, 205 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Regiment to be raised by 

Ju^Y 5 officers who have sei*ved in Canada. Contempo- 

rary copy. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1776, July 6. 89, 208 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. March of troops to Tren- 

JuLY 5 ton. See: Continental Congress, Resolve 1776, 

July 4. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Commissary for militia; 

J^^Y ^ arms and stores; Maj. [Robert] Rogers. A. D. S. 

of John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed in President 

of Congress to Washington, 1776, July 6. 

89, 206 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 6 [George] Washington [New York]. Declaration 

of Independence; flints; militia; vessels for the 
lakes; arms and stores. L. S. of John Hancock. 
3 pp. Answered July 10*. 89, 210 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To George 

July 6 Washington, New York. Carpenters for build- 

ing vessels on the lakes [Champlain and George]. 
A. L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. 10, 162 

1776 Board of War. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington, 

July 6 New York. Provision for sergeant majors drum 

and fife majors and quartermaster sergeants. 

A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. Answered 

July 9*. 96, 141 

1776 Henshaw, William. Long Island. To [George] Wash- 

July6 ington, New York. Claim to higher rank. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the 
Preside^it of Congress, 1776, Aug. 14. 

C. C. 152, 2, 405 



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COBBESPONDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 67 

1776 Rush, Jacob. Philadelphia. To George Washington, 

J^ly6 >Jew York. Delay in preparing despatches. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 164 

1776 Continental Army. Council of War. Crown Point [New 

^^^^ 7 York]. Retreat to and fortifying at Ticon- 

deroga. Contemporary cop^^ 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1776, July 17. C. C. 152, 2, 241 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To the President of 

^^^^ ® Congress, Philadelphia. Recommending Lt. 

John David Woelpper for commission in the pro- 
posed German regiment. L. S. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

C. C. 162, 2, 185 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Command of the Northern 

^^^^^ Army; withdi^awal of Continental troops from 

Massachusetts; Indians; Commissary General's 
power; quartermaster for Flying camp; rendez- 
vous of recruits. A. D. S. of John Hancock. 
3 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, July 8. 89, 213 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

J^LY 8 [George] Washington [New York]. Dispute over 

command in Canada; rendezvous of troops. L. S. 
of John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Jacob Rush. Answered July 11*. 10, 174 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To the Board of War 

July 9 [Philadelphia]. Sergeant majors, quartermaster- 

sergeants and drum and fife majors. Letter-book 
cop3^ In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. M. II, 232 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Raising and officering the 

'^^'^^' ^ Virginia rifle company; minor appointments. 

A. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed m the 
President of Congress to Washington, 1776, July 
11. 89,215 

1776 Knox, Henry. New York. To [George] Washington 

July 9 [NeV York J. Establishment of the artillery. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Morgan Lewis. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1776, July 22. 

C. C. 152, 2, 269 



68 LIBBABY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Jl'ly 10 Congress, Philadelphia]. Proclaiming the Decla- 

ration of Independence; militia and measures for 
defense of New York; bounties. L. §., 6 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Head 
in Congress July 11. C. C. 152, 2, 189 

Printed: WriUngs of" Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 224. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Fl3'ing camp; militia; 

Ji^LY 10 medicines; powder. A. D. S. of John Hancock. 

Enclosed in the President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1776, July 11. 89, 215 

1776 Continental Congress, Committee report on capitulation at 

July 10 the Cedars; treatment of prisoners; resolutions of 

Congress thereon authorizing retaliation. D. S. 
of John Hancock. 8 pp. In handwriting of 
Jacob Rush. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1776, July 13. 89, 217 

Committee: JefTerson, Braxton, Paine and Middleton. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

July 11 Congress, Philadelphia]. Indians; Connecticut 

horee; auditor for the army. Unsigned letter. 
6 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har- 
rison. Read in Congress July 14. 

C. C. 162. 2, 197 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4. 237. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Fortifying the lakes. 

July 11 A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, countersigned by 

John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1776, July 13. 89. 222 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 11 [George] Washington [New York]. Minor mat- 

ters; establishment of double post; march of mili- 
tia. L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Jacob Rush. Answered July 14*. 10, 184 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

July 12 Congress, Philadelphia]. Movement of enemy's 

ships; powder. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress 
July 14. C. C. 152, 2, 213 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4. 242. 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip JohnJ. Albany. To [George Washing- 

JuL^ 12 ton, New York]. Fortifying at Ticonderoga; 

supplies and intrenching tools; military miscel- 
lany. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. In hand- 



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COBRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 69 

writing of Morgan Lewis. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1776, July 
17. C. C. 152, 2, 237 

1776 Washins^n, George. New York. To [the President of 

July 14 Congress, Philadelphia]. Enemy's ships in North 

River; refusal to receive Lord Howe's letter. 
L. S. pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress July 16. Referred 
to the Board of War. C. C. 152, 2, 217 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 247. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Money for the Flying 

J^LY 14 Camp; camp equipage; cartridges, powder, and 

lead; march of militia to Jersey; removal of 
' British prisoners. D. S. of John Hancock. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1776, July 1.5. 89, 223 

1776 Washing^n, George. New York. To [the President of 

July 15 Congress, Philadelphia]. Resolves of Congress to 

be sent to Generals Howe and Burgoyne; British 
treatment of prisoners. L. S. •'' 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

C. C. 152, 2, 225 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 268. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 15 [George] Washington [New York]. Fl3ung 

Camp; march of militia to Jersey. L. S. of John 
Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 
Answered July 17.* 10, 231 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Flying camp; garrisoning 

July 15 of northern posts. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
177(>, July 16. 89, 225 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [Now 

July 15 York]. Forwarding troops; smallpox in Boston. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Samuel Blatchley Webb. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1776, July 19. 

C. C. 152, 2, 259 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To George 

July 16 W^ashington, New York. Transmitting resolves. 

A. L. S. of John Hancock. 89, 225 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Powder; noncommissioned 

July 16 officers; pa3^master and auditing of accounts; 

bounties; military appointments; militia; Con- 
necticut light horse. A. D. S. of Charles Thom- 



70 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

son, countersigned by John Hancock. 4 pp. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1776, July 17. 89, 229 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Regimental paymasters; 

^^^^ ^^ smallpox and the northern army; auditing of 

accounts. D. S. of John Hancock. 4 pp. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1776, July 24. 89, 229 

1776 ue^ York, Convention. White Plains. To George Wash- 

^^^ ^^ ington [New York]. Requesting loan; powder 

and subsistence for levies. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. In handwriting of George Lewis. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, July 19. C. C. 152, 2, 249 

1776 New York, Convention. White Plains. Resolve fixing 

July 16 death penalty for treason. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. In handwriting of Morgan Lewis. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, July 19. C. C. 152, 2, 253 

1776 ^®^ York, Convention. White Plains. Resolves calling 

July 16 out the militia. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In 

handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1776, J uly 19. 

C. C. 152, 2, 255 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To the President of 

^^^^ ^^ Congress, Philadelphia. Regimentals for Col. 

[Edward] Hand's regiment. L. S. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

C. C. 152, 2, 229 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

J^LY 17 Congress, Philadelphia]. Militia; scarcity of 

food in northern arm}'^; British at Haverstraw 
Bay. L. S. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress July 18. 
Referred to the Board of War. C. C. 152, 2, 233 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 260. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 17 [GeorgeJ Washington [New York]. Powder; ap- 

pointments; Maryland troops for Flying Camp; 
militia. L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Jacob Rush. Answered July 19.* 

89, 231 

^''''6 Continental Congress, Resolves. Washington's refusal of 

[July] 17 Lord Howe's letter; officers, management, sup- 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 71 

plies etc. , of the hospital; German battalion, inde- 
pendent company, flying camp; removal of live 
stock from The Jersey coast. D. S. of John 
Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Timothy 
Matlack. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1776, July 18. 89, 169 

Dated in error, June 17. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. [Richard,] Lord Howe's 

July 17 letter to Washington. D. S. of John Hancock. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1776, July 24. 89, 229 

1776 Tmmbull, Jonathan. Lebanon. To [George Washington, 

July 17 New York]. Troops and cannon; supplies ob- 

tained by the enemy. July 19: Orders to row 
galleys. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Samuel Blatchley Webb. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1776, July 23. C. C. 152, 2, 293 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 18 [George] Washington [New York]. Transmitting 

resolves. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Charles Thomson. Answered 
July 22*. 89, 233 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

July 19 Congress, Philadelphia]. The retreat from 

Crown Point; sundry matters. L. S. 5 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress July 20. Referred to the Board 
of War. " C. C. 152, 2, 243 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford), N. Y. 1889. 4, 275. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 19 [George] Washington [New York]. News from 

South Carolina [of attack on Fort Moultrie]. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Jacob Rush. Answered July 22.* 89, 236 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Prices of goods sold to 

July 19 soldiers: harmony in Northern Army. D. S. 

of John Hancock. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1776, July 24. 89, 229 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Engrossing the Declara- 

JuLY 19 tion of Independence; affairs of the Northern 

Army; march of militia; publication of British 
terms of peace; auditing accounts; cannon. 
A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, coimtersigned by 



72 LIBRABY OP CONGRESS 

John Hancock. 3 pp. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1776, July 19. 89, 234 

The engrossing was done by Timothy Matlack. 

1776 Goddard, William. Philadelphia. To the Board of War 

•^^'^^ ^^ [Philadelphia]. Appointment in the army. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. Transmitted to Washington. 

95, 145 

[1776] Rutledge, Edward. [Philadelphia]. To [the President of 

[July 19?] Congress, Philadelphia]. Extract of Hugh Rut- 

ledge's account of attack on Fort Moultrie. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
ress to Washington, 1776, July 19. 89, 200 

1776 Continental Congress, President. [Philadelphia.] To 

Ji'ly20 [George] Washington [New York]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 
Answered July 23.* 89, 238 

1776 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington, 

July 20 New York. William Goddard's appointment; 

promotions. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. 
Answered July 29.* 95, 177 

1776 Glover, Jonathan. Marblehead [Massachusetts]. To 

July 20 [George] Washington [New York]. Dispute with 

John Bradford over authority. Contemporary 
copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of Morgan Lewis. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of 
Congress, 1776, Aug. 7. C. C. 152, 2, 355 

1776 Mercer, Hugh. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To the 

J^'^Y 20 President of Congress, [Philadelphia]. Projected 

I exiH^dition against Staten Island; need of boats; 

> officers for the Flying Camp. Contemporary 

copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 177<J, July 24. 89, 240 

1776 New York, Convention. [White Plains]. To [George] 

Ji'ly20 Washington [New York]. Stock on Nassau 

Isiland. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed 
in Washington to Congress, 1776, July 23. 

C. C. 152,2,279 

1776 Hew Tork, Convention. [White Plains]. Resolutions 

July 20 respecting removal of stock from Nassau Island. 

Contemporary copy. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
G^r|i[e Lewis. Enclosed in Washington to the 
PrQBklent of Congress, 1776, July 23. 

0. 0. 15S, 3, S83 






OOBRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 73 

1776 [Eeed, Joseph] [New York.] Memorandum of interview 

July 20 of Col. [James] Patterson with Gen. George 

Washington. The address of [Sir William] 
Howe's letter; its contents; treatment of prison- 
ers; question of pardons and exchanges. A. D. 
5 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1776, July 22. 96, 10 

Printed: WriUngs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889, 4, 282, note. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To the President of 

^^^^ 21 Congress, Philadelphia. Acknowledging receipt 

of letters. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Rob- 
ert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress July 
23. Referred to the Board of War. 

C. C. 162, 2, 261 

1776 Grates, Horatio. Ticonderoga [New York]. To George 

July 21 Washington, New York. Court-martial of Col. 

[Donald] Campbell. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1776, Aug. 12. C. C. 162, 2, 387 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

July 22 Congress, Philadelphia]. Powers of the Peace 

Commissioners; interview with Lt. Col. [James] 
Patterson; artillery, tories. L. S. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in tlongress Jul}- 23. C. C. 152, 2, 265 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford), N. Y. 1889. 4, 282. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To the President of 

July 22 Congress, Philadelphia. Introducing [Capt. John 

DavidJ Woelpper. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress 
July 29. Referred to the Board of War. 

C. C. 152, 2, 271 

1776 French, Christopher. Hartford [Connecticut]. To Gen. 

July 22 [(Jeorge] Washington [New York]. Letters and 

his parole. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1770, July 
27. C. C. 152, 2, 305 

1776 New York, Convention. White Plains. Resolves respect- 

July22 ing bounty for militia enlistments. Contempo- 

rii , copy. 1 p. In handwriting of George 
Lewis. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1776, July 23. C. C. 152, 2, 287 
1776 Continental Congress. Resolve. Exchange of prisoners. 

July 22 D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in President 

of Congress to Washington, 1776, July 24. 

89, 229 



78 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Contemporary copy. In handwriting ,of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1776, Aug. 5. 

G. G. 152, 2, 333 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 2 Congress, Philadelphia]. Troops from Massa- 

chusetts and Connecticut; enemy's reenforce- 
ment. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, Aug. 5. 

G. C. 152,2,325 

Printed: WriUngs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 815. 

1776 Gontinental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 2 [George] Washington [New York]. Power of 

filling vacancies in the Army; paymaster and 
other departments; Stockbridge Indians; sea- 
men. L. S. of John Hancock. 3 pp. Answered 
Aug. 8*. 89, 264 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 806, 
note. 

1776 Gontinental Gongress, Resolves. Money; Stockbridge 

Aug. 2 Indians; paymaster, commissary and quarter- 

master monthly financial returns. D. S. of John 
Hancock. Transmitted to Washington. 89, 266 

1776 Penet, P[ierre]. Nantes [France]. To [George Wash- 

AuG. 3 ington, New York]. Requesting commission as 

aid-de-camp. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Oct. 7. G. G. 162, 3, 135 

1776 Continental Gongress, Resolves. Enlistment of seamen; 

Aug. 5 commission to Ruf us Putnam. D. S. of John 

Hancock. Transmitted to Washington. 89, 266 

1776 Tnpper, Benjamin. Dobbs Ferry [New York], To 

^^^' 3 [George] Washington [New York]. Encounter 

of row galleys with enemy's ships. Contem- 
porary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of George 
Lewis. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1776, Aug. 5. G. G. 152, 2, 337 

1776 Carleton, SirGuy. Quebec. Orders. Respecting flags-of- 

Aug. 4 truce; prisoners. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

In handwriting of Francis Carr Gierke. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, Aug. 20. G. G. 162, 2, 455 

See note: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4. 857. 



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CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 79 

1776 D'Emory, Comte. San Domingo [West Indies]. To 

Aug. 4 George Washington [New York]. Release of 

De Chambeau. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Oct. 7. C. C. 152, 3, 137 

1776 Washing^n, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 5 Congress, Philadelphia]. Exchange of prisoners; 

engagement between enemy's ships and the row 
gallies; preparations for the coming battle. L. S. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Read in Congress, Aug. 6. G. G. 152, 2, 329 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 817. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

-A^uG. 7 Congress, Philadelphia]. Appointment of Major 

Generals; disputes between agents for prizes; 
Indians. L. S. 4 pp. In handwriting of Rob- 
ert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, Aug. 8. 

G. G. 162, 2, 343 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 321. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 7 Congress, Philadelphia]. Reports of deserters; 

intended attack; news from Charleston, etc. L. S. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Joseph Reed. Read in 
Congress, Aug. 8. G. G. 152, 2, 359 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 326, 
note. 

1776 Continental Gongress, Resolves. British treatment of Lt. 

Aug. 7 [James] Josiah. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, 

countersigned by John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1776, 
Aug. 8. 89, 268 

[1776] McMichael, Edward. Intelligence brought from Oswego. 

[Aug. 7] Intended attack on Fort Stanwix and the German 

Flats by British and Indians. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, Aug. 7. C. G. 152, 2, 347 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Au(j. 8 Congress, Philadelphia]. Stockbridge Indians; 

strength of army; preparations of enemy for an 
attack. L. S. 5 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, Aug. 12. 
Referred to the Board of War. G. G. 162, 2, 363 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 331. 



80 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 8 [George] Washington [New York]. Case of Lt. 

[James] Josiah; [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee. L. S. 
of John Hancock. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Charles Thomson. 89, 269 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Election of Major and 

Aug. 9 Brigadier Generals. D. S. of John Hancock. 

1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1776, Aug. 10. 89, 270 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 10 [George] Washington [New York]. Election of 

general officers; troops for Jersey. L. S. of 
John Hancock. 1 p. In handwriting of Jacob 
Rush. Answered Aug. 12.* 89, 272 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 10 [George] Washington [New York]. Commis- 

sions. L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Jacob Rush. Answered Aug. 12.* 

89, 274 

» 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Commissions to various 

Aug. 10 officers. D. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. En- 

closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1776, Aug. 10. 89, 276 

1776 New York, Convention. Harlem. Resolve respecting 

Aug. 10 securing of disaffected persons. Contemporary- 

copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Samuel Bl^itchley 
Webb. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1776, Aug. 12. C. C. 162, 2, 383 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 12 Congress, Philadelphia]. Reenforcements; New 

York loyalists; cavalry for the South. L. S. 
4 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har- 
rison. Read in Congress, Aug. 14. 

C. C. 162, 2, 371 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 887. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To the President of 

Aug. 12 Congress, Philadelphia. Case of court-martial of 

Col. [Donald?] Campbelk L. S. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

C. C. 153, 2, 385 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 840, note. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To the President of 

Aug. 13 Congress, Philadelphia. Sending his papers to 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 81 

Congress. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Rob- 
ert Hanson Harrison. C. C. 162, 2, 393 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 342, note. 

1776 . Continental Congress, Kesolve. Massachusetts treaty with 

-A^uG. 13 gt. Johns and Micmac Indians. D. S. of John" 

Hancock. In handwriting of Charles Thomson. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1776, Aug. 16. 89, 278 

1776 Continental Congress, President. [Philadelphia.] To 

^^^' 13 [George] Washington [New York]. Nothing to 

communicate. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 
Answered Aug. 15* 89, 280 

1776 Givens, Thomas. Examination of. Information of 

-^^^•13 strength, etc., of the British. Contemporary 

copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of George Lewis. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, Aug. 14. C. C. 152, 2, 409 

1776 Howe, Sir William. Staten Island. To [George] Wash- 

^^^- 13 ington [New York]. Requesting permission for 

Robert Temple to go into Massachusetts. Writ- 
ten by a secretary in the third person. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, Aug. 18. C. C. 152, 2, 437 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To the President of 

-A^uG. 14 Congress, Philadelphia. Introducing Capt. Moe- 

balle. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. C. C. 152, 2, 397 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 14 Congress, Philadelphia]. Intelligence of the 

enemy; need of tents; miscellaneous matters. 
L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 152, 2, 401 

Printed, In part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 346, 
note. 

1776 Continental Congress, Secret Committee. Philadelphia. 

Aug. 14 To [George] Washington [New York]. Powder 

in Rhode Island. A. L. S. of Robert Morris. 
1 p. 11, 135 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Land for Hessian desert- 

AuG.14 ers; [Antoino Felix] Wybert's appointment. 

D. S. of John Hancock. In handwriting of 
Charles Thomson. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1776, Aug. 16. 89, 278 

28632— OC 6 



82 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS , 

1776 Earrier, Isaac. [Amboy, New Jersey.] Examination of. 

Aug. 14 Information of intentions of the British. Con- 

temporary copy. 1 p.*" In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1776, Aug. 17. 

C. C. 162, 2, 431 

1776 Hand, Edward. West Chester [New York]. To [George 

Aug. 14 Washington, New York]. Recommendations for 

officers' promotions. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Sep. 20. C. C. 152, 2, 13 

1776 Hunter, Alexander. [Amboy.] Examination of . Informa- 

AuG. 14 (;ion of strength etc. of British. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of 
Congress, 1776, Aug. 17. C. C. 162, 2, 429 

1776 WasMngton, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 15 Congress, Philadelphia]. The situation. L. S. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Aug. 16. C. C. 162, 2, 413 

Printed: WrItinKS of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 346, note. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Col. James Livingston to 

-^^^•^^ raise companies of Canadians. D. S. of John 

Hancock. In handwriting of Charles Thomson. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1776, Aug. 16. 89, 278 

1776 Roberdeau, Daniel. Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George 

Aug. 15 Washington, New York]. Forwarding prisoners. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1776, Aug. 17. 

C. C. 152. 2, 425 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 16 Congress, Philadelphia]. Sickness in army ; want 

of oflScers. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. C. C. 162, 2, 417 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 846, note. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 16 [George] Washington [New York]. Transmitting 

resolves. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. An- 
swered Aug. 18.* 89, 282 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [Lt] Gen. [Sir 

Aug. 17 William] Howe [Staten Island]. Permission to 

Robert Temple to go to Massachusetts. Contem- 



COBBESPONDENCB OF GEOBGB WASHINGTON 83 

porary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the Pres- 
ident of Congress, 1776, Aug. 18. C. C. 162, 2, 441 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 17 Congress, Philadelphia]. Intelligence of enemy; 

attempt of fire ships. L. S. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

C. C. 162, 2, 421 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 848^ 
note. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [Richard,] Viscount 

Aug. 17 Howe [off Staten Island]. Exchange of naval 

prisoners. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1776, Aug. 
21, C. C. 152, 2, 463 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 348. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 17 [George] Washington [New York]. Routine mat- 

ters. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Jacob Rush. , Answered Aug. 20.* 

89, 284 
1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Conduct of Brig. Gen. 

Aug. 17 [David] Wooster; Quartermaster General's de- 

partment; exchange of prisoners; Maryland 
troops; articles [for the Flying Camp]. D. S. of 
John Hancock. 5 pp. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1776, Aug. 17. 

89, 286 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 18 Congress, Philadelphia]. Resolutions respecting 

foreign troops in British army; [James,] Lord 
Drummond; delay of British in attacking; In- 
dian treaties. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Aug. 20. C. C. 152, 2, 433 

Printed, in part;: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 862, 
note. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 19 Congress, Philadelphia]. The military situation; 

militia. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, Aug. 20. 

C. C. 152, 2, 443 

1776 Dnunmond, [James, Lord] Polly [Off Staten Island]. To 

Aug. 19 [George Washington, New York]. Question of 



82 LIBRABY OF CONGBESS 

1776 Earrier, Isaac. [Amboy, New Jersey.] Examination of. 

Aug. 14 Information of intentions of the British. Con- 

temporary copy. 1 p."^ In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1776, Aug. 17. 

C. C. 152, 2, 431 

1776 Hand, Edward. West Chester [New York]. To [George 

^^^' 14 Washington, New York]. Recommendations for 

oflScers' promotions. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Sep. 20. C. C. 162, 2, 13 

1776 Hunter, Alexander. [Amboy.] Examination of . Informa- 

^^^' 14 tion of strength etc. of British. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of 
Congress, 1776, Aug. 17. C. C. 152, 2, 429 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 15 Congress, Philadelphia]. The situation. L. S. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Aug. 16. C. C. 152, 2, 413 

Printed: WrltlnKs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 846, note. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Col. James Livingston to 

-^^^•^^ raise companies of Canadians. D. S. of John 

Hancock. In handwriting of Charles Thomson. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1776, Aug. 16. 89, 278 

1776 Roberdeau, Daniel. Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George 

-A^uQ. 15 Washington, New York]. Forwarding prisoners. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1776, Aug. 17. 

C. C. 152, 2, 425 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 16 Congress, Philadelphia]. Sickness in army ; want 

of oflScers. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. C. C. 152, 2, 417 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 846, note. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 16 [George] Washington [New York]. Transmitting 

resolves. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. An- 
swered Aug. 18.* 89, 282 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [Lt.] Gen. [Sir 

Aug. 17 William] Howe [Staten Island]. Permission to 

Robert Temple to go to Massachusetts. Contem- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 83 

porary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the Pres- 
ident of Congress, 1776, Aug. 18. C. C. 162, 2, 441 

1776 Washiug^n, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 17 Congress, Philadelphia]. Intelligence of enemy; 

attempt of fire ships. L. S. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

C. C. 162, 2, 421 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 848^ 
note. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [Richard,] Viscount 

Aug. 17 Howe [off Staten Island]. Exchange of naval 

prisoners. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1776, Aug. 
21. C. C. 162, 2, 463 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 348. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 17 [George] Washington [New York]. Routine mat- 

ters. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Jacob Rush. , Answered Aug. 20.* 

89, 284 
1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Conduct of Brig. Gen. 

Aug. 17 [David] Wooster; Quartermaster General's de- 

partment; exchange of prisoners; Maryland 
troops; articles [for the Flying Camp]. D. S. of 
John Hancock. 5 pp. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1776, Aug. 17. 

89, 286 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 18 Congress, Philadelphia]. Resolutions respecting 

foreign troops in British army; [James,] Lord 
Drummond; delay of British in attacking; In- 
dian treaties. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Aug. 20. C. C. 152, 2, 433 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 862, 
note. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 19 Congress, Philadelphia]. The military situation; 

militia. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, Aug. 20. 

C. C. 152, 2, 443 

1776 Dnmunond, [James, Lord] Polly [Off Staten Island]. To 

Aug. 19 [George Washington, New York]. Question of 



82 LIBRA3Y OF CONGRESS 

^ \ 

1776 Farrier, Isaac. [Amboy, New Jersey.] Examination of. 

Aug. 14 Information of intentions of the British. Con- 

temporary copy. 1 p.*" In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1776, Aug. 17. 

C. C. 162, 2, 431 

1776 Hand, Edward. West Chester [New York]. To [George 

-A^uG. 14 Washington, New York]. Recommendations for 

officers' promotions. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Sep. 20. C. C. 162, 2, 13 

1776 Hunter, Alexander. [Amboy.] Examination of . Informa- 

^UQ- 1^ tion of strength etc. of British. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of 
Congress, 1776, Aug. 17. C. C. 162, 2, 429 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 16 Congress, Philadelphia]. The situation. L. S. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Aug. 16. C. C. 162, 2, 413 

Printed: WritlnRS of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 846, note. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Col. James Livingston to 

-^^^•^^ raise companies of Canadians. D. S. of John 

Hancock. In handwriting of Charles Thomson. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1776, Aug. 16. 89, 278 

1776 Eoberdeau, Daniel. Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George 

Aug. 15 Washington, New York]. Forwarding prisoners. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1776, Aug. 17. 

C. C. 162, 2, 425 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 16 Congress, Philadelphia]. Sickness in army ; want 

of officers. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. C. C. 162, 2, 417 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 846, note. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 16 [George] Washington [New York]. Transmitting 

resolves. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. An- 
swered Aug. 18.* 89, 282 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [Lt.] Gen. [Sir 

Aug. 17 William] Howe [Staten Island]. Permission to 

Robert Temple to go to Massachusetts. Contem- 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 83 

porary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the Pres- 
ident of Congress, 1776, Aug. 18. C. C. 162, 2, 441 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 17 Congress, Philadelphia]. Intelligence of enemy; 

attempt of fire ships. L. S. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

C. C. 162, 2, 421 

Printed, in port: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 848^ 
note. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [Richard,] Viscount 

Aug. 17 Howe [off Staten Island]. Exchange of naval 

prisoners. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1776, Aug. 
21, C. C. 162, 2, 463 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 848. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 17 [George] Washington [New York]. Routine mat- 

ters. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Jacob Rush. , Answered Aug. 20.* 

89, 284 
1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Conduct of Brig. Gen. 

Aug. 17 [David] Wooster; Quartermaster General's de- 

partment; exchange of prisoners; Maryland 
troops; articles [for the Flying Camp]. D, S. of 
John Hancock. 5 pp. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1776, Aug. 17. 

89, 286 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 18 Congress, Philadelphia]. Resolutions respecting 

foreign troops in British army; [James,] Lord 
Drummond; delay of British in attacking; In- 
dian treaties. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Aug. 20. C. C. 162, 2, 433 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 362, 
note. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 19 Congress, Philadelphia]. The military situation; 

militia. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congi'ess, Aug. 20. 

C. C. 162, 2, 443 

1776 Dmmmond, [James, Lord] Polly [Off Staten Island]. To 

Aug. 19 [George Washington, New York]. Question of 



84 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

his parole. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Aug. 26. C. C. 162, 2, 497 

1776 Howe, [Richard, Viscount]. Eagle^ off Staten Island. To 

Aug. 19 George Washington [New York]. Exchange of 

Lt. [James] Josiah. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Aug. 21. C. C. 152, 2, 467 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 20 Congress, Philadelphia]. Exchange of prisoners; 

intentions of enemy. L. S. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress, Aug. 22. C. C. 162, 2, 447 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Foid) N. Y. 1889. 4, 856. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 21 Congress, Philadelphia]. Correspondence with 

British on subject of exchange of prisoners. L. 
S. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har- 
rison. Read in Congress, Aug. 23. 

C. C. 162, 2, 459 

1770 Continental Congress, Resolves. Case of Bazil Bouderot; 

Aug. 21 spies; money and cannon for army; Maj. Gen. 

[Artemas] Ward; copper. D. S. of John Ebin- 
cock. 3 pp. Transmitted to Washington. 

89, 290 

1776 Hand, Edward. The Narrows [Long Island]. To [Brig.] 

Aug. 21 Gen. [John] Nixon [Long Island] Reports of 

enemy's movements. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Aug. 22. C. C. 162, 2, 479 

1776 Livingston, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

Aug. 21 [George] Washington [New York]. Report of a 

spy of designs of the enemy. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, Aug. 22. C. C. 152, 2, 475 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 22 Congress, Philadelphia]. Expectations of attack. 

L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress Aug. 26. 

C. C. 162, 2, 471 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 85 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To ' [the President of 

Aug. 23 Congress, Philadelphia]. Approaching battle; 

prizes of armed vessels; treaty with Six Nations. 
L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, Aug. 26. 

C. C. 162, 2, 483 

Printed, In part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. I, 363, 
note. 

1776 Sullivan, John. Long Island. To [George] Washington 

Aug. 23 [New York]. Account of skirmish on the Bed- 

ford Road. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Samuel Blatchley Webb. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Aug. 24. C. C. 162, 2, 491 

1776 Washington, George, New York. To [the President of 

-A^uG. 24 Congress, Philadelphia]. Irregularity of the 

post; manoeuversof the enemy. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Read in Congress, Aug. 26. C. C. 162, 2, 487 

Printed, in part: Writingn of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 863, 
note. 

_ • 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^^' 24 [George] Washington [New York]. [James,] Lord 

Drummond's officiousness. L. S. of John Han- 
cock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 

11, 200 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 26 Congress, Philadelphia]. Movements of the 

enemy; [James,] Lord Drummond. L. S. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Aug. 28. C. C. 152, 2, 493 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Pensions for disabilities 

-A^ug. 26 and death ; Invalid corps. D. S. of John Hancock. 

5 pp. Transmitted to Washington. 89, 292 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Inducements to foreigners 

^^^' 27 to desert from British. D. S. of John Hancock. 

2 pp. Transmitted to Washington. 89, 296 

1776 Harrison, Rob[ert] H[anson]. New York. To [the Presi- 

AuQ.27 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Short account 

of the battle of Long Island. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

C. C. 162, 2, 499 

1776 Washington, George. Long Island. To the President of 

Acq. 29 Congress, Philadelphia. The military situation. 

L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, Aug. 30. 

C. C. - 152, 2, oU3 

Printed : Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 371. 



86 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Continental Army, Council of War. Long Island. Rea- 

AcQ. 29 sons for retreat. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In 

handwriting of William Grayson. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Aug. 31. C. C. 162, 2, 511 

1776 [Stirling, William Alexander, Lord.] Eagle [off Staten 

Aug. 29 Island]. To [George Washington, New York]. 

Account of the battle of Long Island. Contem- 
porary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of William 
Grayson. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1776, Aug. 31. 

C. C. 152, 2, 515 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Aug. 31 Congress, Philadelphia]. The retreat from Long 

Island; losses in the battle. L. S. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Sept. 2. C. C. 162, 2, 507 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 378. 

1776 Dc Lancey, Oliver. Jamaica [Long Island]. To Col. 

Sep. 1 [Phinehas] Fanning [Long Island]. Submission 

of inhabitants of Suffolk county. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Henry Beekman 
Livingston. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1776, Oct. 2. 

C. C. 162, 3, 95 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Sep. 2 Congress, Philadelphia]. Disorganized state of 

the army; militia. L. S. 4 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Sept. 3. C. C. 162, 2, 619 

Printed: Writings of Washington, (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4. 378. 

1776 ^® Lancey, Oliver. Huntington [Long Island]. To Col. 

Sep. 2 Phinehas Fanning [Long Island]. Ordering tak- 

ing oath of allegiance to King. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Henry Beekman 
Livingston. Enclosed i n Washington to the Pres- 
ident of Congress, 1776, Oct. 2. C. C. 162, 3, 97 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Preservation of New York 

Sep. 3 city; reinforcements. D. S. of John Hancock. 

2 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress to 

Washington, 1776, Sep. 3. 89, 298 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 3 [George] Washington [New York], Preservation 

of New York; reinforcements. L. S. of John 
Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 

89,300 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON §7 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Sep. 4 Congress, Philadelphia]. Movement of enemy's 

ships; intelligence from Canada; correspondence 
with Congress. Transcript. Read in Congress, 
Sep. 6. C. C. 169, 2, 202 

Printed in part: Writings of Waahlngton (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 388, 
note. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Exchange of prisoners. 

Sep- 6 D, s, of John Hancock. Enclosed in President 

•of Congress to Washington, 1776, Sep. 8. 

89, 302 

[1776] HeweU, Eliphalet. [New York.] To Col. Henry Knox 

[Sep. 4?] [New York]. Report of damage being sustained 

from enemy's fire. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Sep. 8. C. C. 162, 2, 54 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Peace conference with 

S«p- 6 [Richard,] Lord Howe. D. S. of John Hancock. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1776, Sep. 8. 89, 302 

1776 Be Lancey, Oliver. Jamaica [Long Island]. Proclamation 

Sep. 6 offering commissions for raising companies of 

loyalists. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Henry Beekman Livingston. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Oct. 2. C. C. 162, 3, 99 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Sep. 6 Congress, Philadelphia]. Preservation of New 

York; intentions of enemy; pay for troops; ex- 
changes. L. S. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, Sep. 9. 
Referred to the Board of War. C. C. 152, 2, 627 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 385. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Committee to wait on 

Sep. 6 [Rear Adml. Richard,] Lord Howe; military 

appointments. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1776, 
Sep. 8. 89, 302 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To the President of 

Sep. 7 Congress, Philadelphia. Claim of Capt. [Sion] 

Martindale and others for pay. L. S. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Sep. 13. C. C. 162, 2, 523 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Sep. 8 Congress, Philadelphia]. Reasons for evacuation 



88 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

of New York; militia. L. S. 7 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress, Sep. 10. C. C. 162, 2, 531 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 390. 

1776 Continental CongrcBS, President. Philadelphia. To [George] 

Sep. 8 Washington [New York]. Exchange of prisoners; 

peace conference with [Rear Adml. Richard,] 
Lord Howe; money; tents; intelligence to Con- 
gress. L. S. of John Hancock. 4 pp. In hand- 
writing of Jacob Rush. 89, 304 

1776 NicoU, Isaac. New Rochelle [New York]. To [George 

Sep. 8 Washington, New York]. Report of sources of 

information; moves of enemy. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, Sep. 8. C. C. 162, 2, 539 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Evacuation of New York. 

Sep. 10 A. D. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed in 

President of Congress to Washington, 1776, Sep. 
16. 89, 306 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Sep. 11 Congress, Philadelphia]. Exchange of prisoners; 

moves of enemy; evacuation of city. L. S. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress Sep. 13. C. C. 162, 2, 543 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 898* 
402, and 404, notes. 

1776 [De Lancey, Oliver.] Jamaica. [Long Island]. To [Col.] 

Sep. 11 Phinehas Fanning [Long Island]. Ordering con- 

fiscation of cattle. Contemporar}' copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Henry Beekman Livingston. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, Oct. 2. C. C. 162, 3, 101 

1776 W[ashington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Robert Morris 

^EP. 12 [Philadelphia]. Tents for the army. Letter- 

book copy. M. HI, 272 

1776 Harrison, Rob[ert] H[anson]. New York. To the Presi- 

Sep- 12 dent of Congress, Philadelphia. Report of latest 

military happenings. A. L. S. 1 p. Read in 
Congress, Sep. 14. C. C. 162, 2, 547 

1776 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

Sep. 12 New York. Exchange of [Maj.] Gen. [Richard] 

Prescott and [Brig.?] Gen. [Allan?] Macdonald 
for [Maj. J Gen. [John] Sullivan and [Brig.] Gen. 
[William Alexander,] Lord Stirling. A. L. S. 
of Richard Peters. 1 p. 96, 296 



COBBESPONDENCB OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 89 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Extent of command of the 

Sep. 12 Commissary General; miscellaneous military mat- 

ters. D. S. of John Hancock. 4 pp. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1776, 
Sep. 16. 89, 308 

[1776] Entledge, E[dward]. Brunswick [New Jersey]. To [George 

[Sep. 12] Washington, New York]. Conference with 

[Rear Adml. Richard,] Lord Howe. A. L. S. 
1 p. 12, 23 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [the President of 

Sep. 14 Congress, Philadelphia]. Preparations for evac- 

uation of New York; sick and pay of nurses. 
L. S. 4 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, Sep. 16. 

C. C. 162, 2, 551 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 402. 

* 1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Rations for militia offi- 

Sbp- 14 cers; barracks; magazines; powder, flints; return 

of arms, etc., by discharged troops and militia. 
D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1776, Sep. 16. 

89, 308 
1776 Continental Army, Prisoners. List of captures by the 

Sep. 15-16 British on the island of New York. Contempo- 

rary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1776, Sep. 25. C. C. 152, 3, 55 

1776 [Washington, George.] [Harlem Heights.] To [thePresi- 

Sep. 16 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Affair at Kips 

Ba\\ Unsigned letter. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Sop. 17. C. C. 152, 2, 555 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 406. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 16 [George] Washington [Harlem Heights, New 

York], Transmitting resolves. L. S. of John 
Hancock. 2 pp. Answered Sep. 20.* 89, 311 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. State quotas of troops; 

Sep. 16 bounties of monev and land. Broadside. En- 

closed in Board of War to Washington, 1777, 
May 20. 96, 321 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Brigadier appointments. 

^EP- 16 D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in President 

of Congress to Washington, 1776, Sep. 24. 

89, 314 



90 UBBABY OF COXGBESS 

1776 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To (xeorge Washington, 

Sbp. 16 New York. Memorial of 2d lieutenants of the 

Virginia regiments. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 
1 p. Answered Sep. 30.* 95, 298 

1776 Clark, John. Perth Amboy [New Jersey]. To (Jeorge 

8ep. 16 Washington [Harlem]. Resignation. A. L. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1776, Oct. 5. C. C. 162, 3, 117 

1776 Washington, George. [Harlem Heights.] To [the Presi- 

8ep. is dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. The battle of 

Harlem Plains. L. S. 4 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Sep. 20. C. C. 162, 2, 659 

Printed: Writings of Washington (F^rd) N. Y. 1889. 4. 416. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Minor military appoint- 

8ep. 18 ments. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 

President of Congress to Washington, 1776, Sep. 
24. 89, 314 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Rations and bounties. 

8bp. 18 Broadside. Enclosed in Board of War to Wash- 

ington, 1777, May 20. 96, 321. 

1776 Washington, George. [Harlem Heights.] To [the Presi- 

8ep. 19 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Preparations 

for British to attack Harlem Heights. L. S. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

C. C. 162, 3, 1 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 420, 
note. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Rank of adjutants and 

Szp. 19 land assignments. Broadside. Enclosed in Board 

of War to Washington, 1777, May 20. 96, 321 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Minor appointments of 

Sep. 19 Frenchmen; drill of troops; accomits of Northern 

Arm3\ D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1776, Sep. 
24. 89, 314 

1776 Howe, [Richard, Viscount] and [Sir] W[illiam] Howe. New 

Sep. 19 York. Declaration respecting disposition and in- 

tention of the King. 1 p. Broadside. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Sep. 27. C. C. 162, 3, 65 

1776 McCumber, Matthew. Harlem Heights. Court-martial of. 

Sep. 19 Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 91 

Tench Tilghman. Auto, note by Washington. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, Sep. 24. C. C. 162, 3, 41 

1776 Washington, George. Bfa-rlem Heights. To [the Presi- 

Skp. 20 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Resolves re- 

specting ammunition; commissions; short enlist- 
ments; clothing and tents. L. S. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Sep. 23. C. C. 162, 3, 5 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 420. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Raising of new army; 

Sjef. 20 supplies and wants of troops; physician for the 

Flying Camp. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1776, 
Sep. 24. , 89, 314 

[1776] Continental Congress, Committee on State of the Army. 

[Sep. 20-27] Queries to be made at Headquarters. Supplies, 

the different military departments. 12 questions. 
First two answered in handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. 2 pp. W 

Committee: Sherman. Oerry and Lewis. Reported Oct. 3. See Jour- 
nals of Congress Sep. 20. Oct. 8, 1776, and Writings of Washington 
(Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 451, note. 

1776 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington, 

Sep. 20 [Kingsbridge]. Introducing Marquis de Mal- 

medy, Jean Louis Imbert, Christian de Colerus 
and [Jean] Louis de Vernejous. A. L. S. of 
Richard Peters. 1 p. 96, 299 

[1776] Ward, J[onathan] [Harlem.] To [George] Washington 

[Sep. 20 ?] [Harlem]. Return of officers recommended for 

promotion in 21st Continental Infantry. A. D. S. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress 1776, Sep. 20. C. C. 152, 3, 9 

1776 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. [New] York. To George Wash- 

Sep. 21 ington [Harlem], Arrangements for exchange 

of prisoners. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, Sep. 25. C. C. 162, 3, 61 

1776 Washington, George. Kingsbridge [New York]. To the 

Sep. 22 President of Congress [Philadelphia]. Plunder- 

ing habits of the army. L. S. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Joseph Reed. Read in Congress, Sep. 
23. C. C. 162, 3, 17 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 424. 



92 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Washington, George. Harlem Heights. To [the Presi 

Sep. 22 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. The fire in New 

York. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, Sep. 23. 

C. C. 162, 3, 21 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 18819,. 4, 430, note. 

1776 Waihington, George. Harlem Heights. To [Lt.] Gen. 

Sep. 23 [Sir William] Howe [New York], Exchange of 

prisoners. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, Sep. 25. C. C. 162, 3, 53 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 433-4, 
notes. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Troops; clothing; powder 

Sep. 28 for Northern Army; Fort Montgomery and de- 

fense of Highlands. D. S. of John Hancock. 
2 pp. 89, 318 

1776 Greene, Nathanael. Fort Constitution [New York]. To 

Sep. 23 [George] Washington, Harlem Heights. Enemy 

at Paulus Hook. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Washmgton to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Sep. 24. * C. C. 162, 3, 27 

1776 "Washington, George. Harlem Heights. To [the Presi- 

Sep. 24 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Enemy's land- 

ing at Paulus Hook; discharge of militia. L. S. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, 1776, Sep. 25. C. C. 162, 3, 23 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 430, 
note. 

1776 Washington, George. Harlem Heights. To [the Presi- 

^EP. 24 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Condition of 

arm}"; discipline; militia. A. L. S. 12 pp. 
Read in Congress, Sep. 27. C. C. 162, 3, 29 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) X. Y. 1889. 4, 438. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 24 [George] Washington [Harlem Heights]. Aug- 

menting the Army; enlistments for the war. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 4 pp. In handwriting 
of Jacob Rush. Answered Sep. 28*. 

89, 320 

1776 Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. [Saybrook, New Jersey.] 

Sep. 24 To [George] Washington [Harlem]. Report of 

his raid on Long Island. A. L. S. 3 pp. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, Oct. 2. C.C. 162, 3, 91 



C0BRE8P0NDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 93 

1776 Washington, George. Harlem Heights. To [the Presi- 

Sbp. 25 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Exchange of 

prisoners; commissaries; need of tents, clothing. 
L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. G. C. 152, 3, 45 

Printed, In part: Writings of Waahlngton (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4. 488, 
note. 

[1776] Washington, George. Harlem Heights. To [the Presi- 

[Sbp. 25] (Jent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Table of pro- 

posed increased pay for officers. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1776, Sep. 25. 

C. C. 152, 3, 49 

1776 Continental Congpress, Resolves: Payrolls of militia; cloth- 

®^P- 25 ing etc., for soldiers; blankets, shoes, provisions 

etc., for Northern Army; camp utensils; sundry 
military appointments; salt provision. 
Sep. 28 Exchange of officers; desertion among Penn- 

sylvania troops. D. S. of John Hancock. 8 pp. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1776, Oct. 2. 89, 324 

1776 Ballard, Robert. Fort Constitution [New York]. To 

S^- 26 [George ]Washington [Harlem]. Requesting per- 

mission to resign. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Sep. 30. C. C. 152, 3, 83 

1776 Washington, George. Harlem Heights. To [the Presi- 

Sep- 27 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. The Congres- 

sional Committee; intelligence from Canada. 
L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress Sep. 30. 

C. C. 152, 3, 59 

[1776] Canada, British Army in. Estimate of troops, naval force. 

[Sep. 27] 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to the President 

of Congress, 1776, Sep. 27. In handwriting of 
Morgan Lewis. C. C. 152, 3, 63 

1776 Washington, George. Harlem Heights. To [the Presi- 

^^p- 28 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Recommending 

Capt. Daniel Morgan for promotion. L. S. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Sep. 28. C. C. 152, 3, 67 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 464. 

1776 Shepard, William. Bergen [New Jersey]. Petition to 

Sep. 28 George Washington [Harlem Heights]. Praying 



94 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

for promotion. D. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1776, Sep. 
30. C. C. 162, 3, 79 

1776 WaiMngton, George. Harlem Heights. To [the Presi- 

Sep. 30 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Recommending 

Lt. Col. [William] Shepard for promotion. L. S. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Oct. 2. C. C. 162, 3, 75 

1776 WaiMngton, George. New York. To the Board of War, 

Sep. 30 Philadelphia. System of promotion. L. S. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

C. C. 162, 3, 71 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 460, note. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Trial of Ensign [Mathew] 

®^^* ^ Macumber; exchange of officers; examination of 

surgeons for army; discharges. D. S. of John 
Hancock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1776, Oct. 2. 89, 328 

1776 Continental Army, Prisoners. Return of prisoners sent 

[Sep. ] from Canada by Sir Guy Carleton. 1 p. In hand- 

writing of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1776, Sep. 
25. C. C. 152, 3, 57 

[1776] Hand, Edward. [Harlem Heights]. To [George Wash- 

[Sep. ] ington, Harlem]. Recommending William Patten 

for third lieutenant. Transcript. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Oct. 5. C. C. 169, 2, 202 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. The Quartermaster Gen- 

OcT. 1 eralship. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed 

in President of Congress to Washington, 1776, 
Oct. 2. 89, 328 

1776 Washington, George. Harlem Heights. To [the President 

^cT. 2 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Enemy recruiting on 

Long Island; militia; movements of British. L. S. 
4 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Oct. 4. C. C. 162, 3, 87 

Printed with omission: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 
4,461. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^- 2 [George] Washington [Harlem Heights]. Trans- 

mitting resolves. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 
Answered Oct. 5.* 89, 322 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Report of Committee on 

Oct. 2 supplies needed by army; resolves respecting 



COBRESPONDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 95 

wagons; [Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler's 
resignation. D. S. of John Hancock. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Timothy Matlack. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1776, 
Oct. 4. 89, 333 

Committee of Conference with Gen. Mifflin: R. H. Lee, Sherman, 
J. Adams and Gerry. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Minor military matters. 

Oct, 3 D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in President 

of Congress to Washington, 1776, Oct. 14. 

89, 337 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Loan of five million and 

^^- 3 establishment of loan offices. Broadside. Trans- 

mitted to Washington. 89, 330 

1776 Derby, Richard, jr. Salem [Massachusetts]. To [George 

Oct. 3 Washington, Harlem Heights]. Intelligence of 

the British fleet. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Oct. 8. C. C. 162, 3, 143 

1776 Putnam, Rufus. [Harlem.] To G[eorge] Washington 

Oct. 3 [Harlem]. Establishment for a corps of engineers. 

2 pp. A. L. S. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1776, Oct. 5. 

C. C. 162, 3, 127 

1776 Washington, George. Harlem. To [the President of 

Oct. 4 Congress, Philadelphia]. Measures necessary to 

recruit the army. A. L. S. 7 pp. Read in 
Congress, Oct. 8. C. C. 162, 3, 103 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 466. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Oct. 4 [George] Washington [Harlem Heights]. Trans- 

mitting resolves; certain appointments. L. S. of 
John Hancock. 1 p. 89, 331 

1776 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. [New] York. To [George] Wash- 

OcT. 4 ington [Harlem]. Exchange of prisoners; Cana- 

dian prisoners. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Oct. 6. C. C. 152, 3, 123 

1776 Washington, George. Harlem Heights. To [the Presi- 

OcTT. 6 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Exchange of 

prisoners; promotions; engineer corps; prizes; 
disputes of rank. L. S. 6 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. C. C. 162, 3, 111 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 476. 



96 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Washington, George. Harlem Heights. To [the Presi- 

Ocr. 7 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Dr. [Alexan- 

der] Skinner's errand; demands of regimental 
surgeons. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
George Lewis. M. HI, 83 

1776 Washington, George. Harlem Heights. To [the Presi- 

OcT. 7 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Release of 

Mons. De Chambeau; commission to P[ierre] 
Penet; Frenchmen in army. L. S. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Oct. 11. C. C. 162, 3, 131 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 482. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Counterfeiting. Broad- 

Ocr. 7 side. Transmitted to Washington. 89, 330 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Muster-master of the Fly- 

OcT. 7 ing Camp; commissary of prisoners; pay of offi- 

cers. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1776, Oct. 
14. 89, 337 

1776 McCnmber, Mathew. Harlem Heights. Court-martial. 

Oct. 7 Report of members of court respecting the ver- 

dict. D. S. : Comfort Sage, Prest. Davd. Brear- 
ley. Ebr. Howell. Sam. Smith. Thoms. 
Bourk. Cornelius Higgins. Jacob Good. 
Leonard Bleeker. Jacob DeWitt. 1 p. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, Oct. 8. C. C. 152, 3, 147 

1776 Washington, George. Harlem Heights. To [the Presi- 

OcT. 8 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Exchange of 

prisoners; bounty; Ensign McCumber's court- 
martial; enemy's movements. L. S. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

C. C. 162, 3, 139 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4. 485. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Increase of army; offi- 

OcT. 8 cers. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in Pres- 

ident of Congress to Washington, 1776, Oct. 14. 

89, 337 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Oct. 9 [George] Washington [Harlem Heights]. Pay, 

clothing and bounty for troops. L. S. of John 
Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 

89, 335 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 97 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Hospital matters; com- 

Oct. 9 missary department. D. S. of John Hancock. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1776, Oct. 14. 89, 337 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Vessels for lakes [Cham- 

OcT. 10 plain and George]; paymasters; exchange of offi- 

cers; impressment of teams; miscellaneous mili- 
tary promotions; commissions; Canadians. D. 
S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1776, Oct. 14. 

89, 337 

1776 Hew York, Committee of Safety. Fishkill. To Gen. 

Oct. 10 [George] Washington [Harlem]. Activity of the 

New York loyalists. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Morgan Lewis. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Oct. 11. C. C. 152, 3, 153 

1776 Washington, George. Harlem Heights. To [the Presi- 

OcT. 11 ' dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Movements 

of enemy's ships; loyalists. L. S. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Oct. 15. "Nothing to be reported 
on this letter.'' C. C. 152, 3, 149 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. 4, 497 
and 498, notes. 

1776 Arnold, B[enedict]. Schuyler's Island [Lake Champlain, 

Oct. 12 New York]. To [Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates, Al- 

bany]. Account of naval action off Valcour 
Island. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of William Grayson. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1776, Oct. 
18. C. C. 152, 3, 163 

1776 Hoisington, Joab. Newbur}' [New Hampshire]. To Maj. 

Oct. 12 Gen. [Horatio] Gates [Ticonderoga]. Reports of 

deserters. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of William Grayson. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Nov. 9. C. C. 162, 3, 227 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Allowances and pay of 

Oct. 14 officers. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 

President of Congress to Washington, 1776, Oct. 
24. 90,3 

1776 Harrison, Rob[ert] H[anson]. Harlem Heights. To [the 

Oct. 14 President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Activity 

28632—06 7 



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98 LIBBABY OF CONGBESS 

of the New York loyalists; manoeuvers of the 
two armies. A. L. S. 2 pp. Read in Congress, 
Oct. 21. C. C. 152, 3, 155 

Printed, in port: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1889. < 498, 
note. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Clothing and blankets. 

Oct. 15 D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in President 

of Congress to Washington, 1776, Oct. 24. 90, 3 

1776 Board, of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington, 

Oct. 15 Harlem Heights. Monthly returns of military 

stores. L. S. of Richard Peters. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Timothy Matlack. Answered 
Oct. 22* by Harrison. 12, 87 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Commissaries of clothing 

^^- ^^ in Northern and Main armies. D. S. of John 

Hancock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1776, Oct. 24. 90, 3 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To 

^^- ^^ [George] Washington [Harlem]. Defeat on Lake 

Champlain. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Harri- 
son to the President of Congress, 1776, Oct. 20. 

C. C. 152, 3, 171 

1776 Deane, S[ilas]. Paris. To [George] Washington [Harlem 

Oct- 17 Heights, New York]. Introducing Mottin de la 

Balme. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
May 9. C. C. 152, 4, 169 

1776 Washington, George. Harlem Heights. To [the Presi- 

OcT. 18 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Intelligence 

from Canada; general situation. L. S. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Oct. 21. C. C. 152, 3, 159 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. [Thaddeus] Kosciusko's 

^^' ^^ appointment; money for Northern Army; flints; 

Commissary deputies; rations; form of oath of 
allegiance. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1776, 
Oct. 24. 90, 5 

1776 [Harrison, Robert Hanson]. Kingsbridge [New York]. To 

OoT' 20 [the President of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Ma- 

noeuvers of the British and Continental armies. 
Auto, draft. 2 pp. Read in Congress, Oct. 21. 

A. n,i 

Printed: Writings of Washington, (Ford), N. Y. 1889. 4, 600, noto. 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 99 

1776 Harrison, Rob[ert] H[anson]. Valentine's Hill [New York], 

Oct. 21 To the President of Congress, !l^hiladelphia. 

Nothing of importance to communicate. A. L. 
S. 1 p. Read in Congress, Oct. 25. 

C. C. 152, 3, 173 
1776 [Harrison, Robert Hanson]. Valentine's Hill. To the 

Oct. 22 Board of War [Philadelphia]. French gentle- 

men; monthly returns of ordnance stores; Mag- 
azines; rations. Auto, draft. 2 pp. A. 11,3 
1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Blankets and clothing in 
Oct. 23 Rhode Island. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed 

in President of Congress to Washington. 1776, 
Oct. 24. 90, 5 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Appointment of William 

Oct. 23 Maxwell and William Smallwood as brigadiers. 

A. D. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1776, Oct. 
24. 90,9 

Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 
[George Washington, White Plains, New York]. 
Forwarding resolves. L. S. of John Hancock. 
1 p. 90, 1 

Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 
[White Plains]. Ration returns and pay of dis- 
charged soldiers. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 
1 p. 96, 305 

Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 
[White Plains]. Situation of affairs in Pennsyl- 
vania. L. S. of Richard Peters. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of John Clark, jr. 95, 306. 

Board of War. Plan for returns of rations and pay of dis- 
charged soldiers. A. D., of Richard Peters. 2 
pp. Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 
1776, Oct. 24. 95, 307 

[Harrison, Robert Hanson.] White Plains. To [the Pres- 
ident of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Movement of 
troops and stores; skirmishes [at Mamaroneck]; 
obstructing channel; advance of enemy; control 
of North River; formation of two armies to oper- 
ate on both sides of river. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 
Read in Congress, Nov. 4. A. II, 5 

1776 Board of War. [Philadelphia. ] To James Mease [Phila- 

OcT. 26 delphia]. Clothing issues; shoes, hats etc. Con- 



1776 




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24 


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100 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

temporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Board of 
War to Washington 1776, Oct. 27. 96, 308 

Board of War. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 
[White Plains]. Returns of clothing issued. 
A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. Answered 
Nov. 11. 96, 310 

Lee, Richard Henry. Philadelphia. To [George Wash- 
ington, White Plains]. Military successes; in- 
tentions of Great Britain; military supplies; the 
French court. A. L. S. 3 pp. 12, 122 

Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 
[George] Washington, White Plains. Robbery 
of the express. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 
1* by Harrison. 12, 124 

[Harrison, Robert Hanson.] W^hite Plains. To [the 
President of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Battle [of' 
White Plains]; dilBculty of removing stores. 
Auto, draft. 2 pp. A. II, 9 

Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 
[White Plains]. Introducing chevalier Lan- 
tagniac. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. An- 
swered Nov. 8*. 95, 312 

Gates, Homtio. Ticonderoga [New York]. To [Maj.] Gen. 
[Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Enemy's feint 
against Ticonderoga. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Nov. 9. C. C. 152, 3, 223 

1776 Harrison, Rob[ert] H[anson]. White Plains. To [the 

^^- 3^ President of Congress, Philadelphia]. The mili- 

tary situation; militia. A. L. S. 2 pp. Read in 
Congress, Nov. 6. C. C. 152, 3, 189 

1776 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. White Plains. To [the Pres- 

Nov. 1 ident of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Loss of letters; 

situation of the army; difficulty in moving stores; 
lack of flour. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. Read 
in Congress, Nov. 4. A. II, 11 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford)N.Y. 1890. 6, 26. note. 

1776 Washington, George. [White Plains.] To Dr. William 

Nov. 3 Shippen jr., Newark [New Jersey]. Establish- 

ment of hospitals; Dr. [John] Morgan's authority. 
L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Read in Congress, Nov. 6. C. C. 162, 3, 197 



1776 




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27 


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COBRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 101 

1776 Harrison, Robert Hanson. White Plains. To [the Presi- 

^<>v. 3 dent of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Desertion of 

troops. A. L. S. 1 p. Read in Congress, 
Nov. 6. C. C. 152, 3, 201 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N.Y. 1889. 6,2, note. 

1776 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. White Plains. To the 

^<^^- ^ Board of War [Philadelphia]. Rations and pay- 

ment of sick; defection in Pennsylvania. Auto, 
draft signed. 2 pp. A. II, 15 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N.Y. 1890. 6, 2, note. 

1776 Harrison, Rob[ert] H[anson]. White Plains. To [the 

^^^' ^ President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Introduc- 

ing Monsieurs Robillard D'Antin and Bordes. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Read in Congress, Nov. 14. Re- 
ferred to the Board of War. C. C. 152, 3, 209 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Appointment of officers 

Nov. 4 to recruit the army. D. S. of John Hancock. 

2 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1776, Nov. 5. 90, 10 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 5 [George] Washington [White Plains]. Commis- 

sions for officers; power of appointment. L. S. 
of John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Jacob Rush. 90, 7 

1776 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

Nov. 6 Qf J Congress [Philadelphia]. Movement of en- 

emy ; approaching dissolution of the army. Draft. 
4 pp. In handwriting of Samuel Blatchley Webb. 
Read in Congress, Nov. 11. A. 11, 19 

Printed: Writings of Wasliington (Ford) N.Y. 1890. 5, 1. 

1776 Continental Army, Council of War. W hite Plains. Troops 

Nov. 6 to be thrown into Jersey and on east side of the 

Hudson. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1776, Nov. 6. 

C. C. 152, 3, 213 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Allowance to officers for 

Nov. 7 enlisting soldiers in camp. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 
1777, May 20. 95, 319 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Allowance for reenlist- 

Nov. 7 ments; deserters; exchange of prisoners; military 

appointments. D. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1776, Nov. 9. 90, U 



102 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Lovell, James. Fort Lee [New Jersey]. To [the President 

Nov. 7 of Congress, PhiladelphJa]. Intelligence of ene- 

my's designs. [Extract of letter.] Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Charles Thomson. 

C. C. 152, 3, 233 

1776 Waihington, Greorge. White Plains. To [the Board of 

Nov. 8 War, Philadelphia]. French gentlemen in the 

army. L. S. 2 pp. In the handwriting of Rob- 
ert Hanson Harrison. C. C. 152, 3, 229 

Printed: Writings of Waahington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 11. 

1776 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Nov. 8 [White Plains]. Permission to certain ladies to 

ent^r New York. L. S.: Benj. Harrison, James 
Wilson, Edward Rutledge. 2 pp. Answered 
Nov. 15.* 95, 325 

1776 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. [New York.] To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 8 ington [White Plains]. Return of an officer's 

servant; exchange of prisoners. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Samuel Blatchley 
Webb. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1776, Nov. 14. C. C. 152, 3, 239 

1776 Waihington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

Nov. 9 of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Transmitting letters 

from the Northern Army; British expedition into 
the Jerseys. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Nov. 12. A. II, 21 

Printed In part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6,12, 
note. 

1776 Washington, George. [White Plains.] To [Lt.] Gen. [Sir 

Nov. 9 William] Howe [New York]. Exchange of pris- 

oners. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Nov. 14. C. C. 152, 3, 235 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 12. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 9 [George] Washington [White Plains]. Reenlist- 

ment allowance; deserters; exchange of pris- 
oners; pay of Massachusetts troops. L. S. of 
John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob 
Rush. Answered Nov. 19.* 90, 12 

1776 Washington, George. Peekskill. To [the President of] 

Nov. 11 Congress [Philadelphia]. Recruiting service; de- 

signs of British; Massachusetts and Connecticut 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 103 

pay to soldiers. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Nov. 15. A. n, 23 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 20. 

1776 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. [New York.] To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 11 ington [Peekskill, New York]. Exchange of 

prisoners. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Wi-.iam Grayson. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Nov. 14. C. C. 152, 3, 241 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1834. 4, 529. 

[1776] Searle, James. Long Branch [New Jersey]. To [John 

[Nov. 13] Hancock? Philadelphia]. Conveyance of letters; 

sailing of a British fleet. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1776, Nov. 14. 90, 20 

1776 Washington, George. "Genl. Greene's Qrs." [Fort Lee, 

Nov. 14 New Jersey.] To [the President of] Congress 

[Philadelphia]. Movement of troops; increase of 
field artiller}^; exchange of prisoners. Draft. 
5 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Read in Congress, Nov. 18. A. II, 29 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 14 [George] Washington [White Plains]. Destina- 

tion of a British fleet. L. S. of John Hancock. 
1 p. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 90, 18 

1776 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Nov. 14 [Fort Lee, New Jersey]. British probable ad- 

vance against Philadelphia; [Brig.] Gen. [Thomas] 
Mifflin and defense of the city. A. L. S. of E. 
Rutledge, signed also by Benj. Harrison, James 
Wilson, and Francis Lightfoot Lee. 1 p. 

96, 327 

1776 Washington, George. Hackensack [New Jersey]. To the 

Nov. 15 Board of War, Philadelphia. Permission to 

ladies to go into New York. L. S. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

C. C. 152, 3, 253 

1776 . Continental Congress, Resolve. Cargo of the Hancock & 

Nov. 15 Adams appropriated for use of the Army. Con- 

temporary copy, attested by Richard Peters. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1776, 
Nov. 18. 96, 329 



104 LIBRABY OP CONGRESS 

1776 Washington, George. Hackcnsack. To the Board of 

Nov. 15 War, Philadelphia. Exchange of prisoners. 

L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. C. C. 152, 3, 257 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 30; 
note. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

N®^'- ^^ [George] Washington [Fort Lee, New Jersey]. 

Exchange of Hessians. L. S. of John Hancock. 

1 p. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. Answered 
Nov. 19*. 90, 21 

1776 Washington, George. "Gen. Greene's Qrs." [Hacken- 

Nov. 16 sack.] To [the President of] (congress. [Phila- 

delphia]. The surrender of Fort Washington. 
Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Joseph Reed. 
Read in Congress, Nov. 19. A. II, 33 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 88. 

1776 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Nov. 18 [HackensackJ. Cargo of the Hancock c& Adams. 

A. L. S. ? of Francis Lightfoot Lee, signed also 
by Benj. Harrison and James Wilson. 1 p. 
Answered Nov. 30*. 95, 331 

1776 Washington, George. Hackensack. To [the President of] 

Nov. 19 Congress [Philadelphia]. Surrender of Fort 

Washington; capture of Fort Lee and loss of 
stores. Draft. 6 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, Nov. 23. 

A. II, 37-41 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5,41. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Monthly commissar}' re- 

Nov. 19 turns; pay of sick; magazines of military stores; 

state quotas of troops. D. S. of John Hancock. 
Enclosed m President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1776, Nov. 24. 90, 25 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Pay of soldiers discharged 

Nov. 19 from service through the hospitals. Contempo- 

rary copy, attested by Timothy Pickering jr. 

2 pp. Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 
1778, May 12. 95, 333 

1776 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Nov. 19 [Hackensack]. Prisoners ordered to Fort Lee; 

enli.stment of prisoners in Continental Army. 
L. S. of Richard Peters. In handwriting of 
John Clark jr. 95, 339 



COKRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 105 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 21 [George] Washington [Hackensack]. Troops for 

the new army; preparation for coming campaign. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Jacob Rush. 90, 23 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Enlistments for the war. 

Nov. 22 D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in President 

of Congress to Washington, 1776, Nov. 24. 

90,25 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Power of appointment of 

Nov. 22 army officers; committee to repair to head- 

quarters; hides and tallow. A. D. S. of John 
Hancock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1776, Nov. 24. 90, 29 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Reenforcements; troops 

Nov. 22 from North; exchange of [Gov.] William Frank- 

lin. A. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1776, 
Nov. 24. 90, 29 

1776 Washington, George. Newark [New Jersey]. To [the 

Nov. 23 President of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Critical 

state of affairs; militia and payment of the Flying 
Camp. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress Nov. 25. 

A. n, 43 

Printed: Writings of WashinRton (Sparks) Boston. 1884. 4, 190. 

1776 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Nov. 23 [Newark]. Prisoners sent to Brunswick. A. L. S. 

of Richard Peters. 1. p. Answered Nov. 30.* 

95, 336 

[1776] Continental Army. Abstract of returns of troops at New- 

[Nov. 23] ark, fit for duty. 1 p. In handwriting of Joseph 

Reed. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1770, Nov. 23. C. C. 152, 3, 273 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 24 [George] Washington [Newark], Committee of 

Conference; troops from Pennsylvania and New 
Jersc}^; exchange of [Gov. William] Franklin; 
reenf orcement measures. L. S. of John Hancock. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. An- 
swered Nov 27.* 90, 27 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Ordering Pennsylvania 

Nov. 25 militia and Virginia light horse to join the Army; 



106 LTBBARY OP CONGRESS 

[Brig.] Gen. [Thomas] Mifflin in Philadelphia. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. EncloscKl in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1776, Nov. 
26. 90, 33 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 26 [George] Washington [Newark]. Reenf orcements 

for army. L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Jacob Rush. Answered Nov. 30.* 

90,31 

1776 Washington, George. Newark. To [the President of] 

Nov. 27 Congress [Philadelphia]. Northern troops; 

enemy in the Jerseys; exchange and enlistment 
of prisoners in the British army. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Nov. 30. A, U, 45 

Printed In port: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 58, 
note. 

1776 Anonymoni. Boston. Extract of letter giving intelligence 

Nov. 27 of British store ship. 1 p. In handwriting of 

George Lewis. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1776, Nov. 27. 

C. C. 152, 3, 847 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Cannon casting; provi- 

Nov. 28 sions at Albany; hospital for Northern Army; 

inquiry into hospital affairs; batteaux on the 
lakes. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Jan. 1. 20,87 

1776 Clark, John jr. Tappan [New York]. To [George] 

^^^' ^ Washington [New Brunswick, New Jersey]. 

Deserter's intelligence; removal of stores. Con- 
temporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Mor- 
gan Lewis. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1776, Dec. 4. 

C. C. 162, 3, 815 

1776 Washington, George. Brunswick [New Jersey]. To [the 

^^^' ^^ President of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Reen- 

forcement by militia; enemy's advance into Jer- 
sey; desertions. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Dec. 1. A. n, 47 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 64. 

1776 Waihington, George. Brunswick. To the Board of War 

Nov- 30 [Philadelphia]. Stores captured from enemy; 



COBRESPONDENCE OF GEOBQE WASHINGTON 107 

enlistment of prisoner^. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. 11, 61 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 68. 

1776 Seane, Silas. Paris. To [George] Washington [New 

Nov- 30 Brunswick]. Introducing Col. [Thomas] Con- 

way. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress 1777, May 9. 

C. C. 152, 4, 163 

1776 Miles, Samuel. [Long Island]. To William Wister, Phil- 

[Nov.] adelphia. His exchange. A. L. S. 1 p. En- 

closed in President of Congress to Washington 
1776, Nov. 7. 90, 16 

1776 Waihington, George. Brunswick. To [the President of] 

Dec. 1 Congress [Philadelphia]. Designs of the enemy 

on Philadelphia; exchange of Col. [Daniel] Mor- 
gan and Maj. [William] Heath. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Dec. 2. A. • H, 53 

1776 Washington, George. Brunswick. To the President of 

Dae. 1 Congress, Philadelphia. Advance of the enemy 

into Jersey. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Dec. 2. C. C. 152, 3, 291 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 62, note. 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Dec. 1 [George] Washington [New Brunswick]. Troops 

east of the Hudson; clothing. L. S. of John 
Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 
Answered Dec. 2.* 90, 34 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Clothing for Army; troops 

Dec. 1 on east side of the Hudson; relief of sick. D. S. 

of John Hancock. 2 pp. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1776, Dec. 1. 90, 36 

1776 Washington, George. Princeton [New Jersey]. To the 

I^« 2 President of Congress, Philadelphia. Advance 

of enemy into Jersey; removal of prisoners. 
L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, Dec. 3. 

C. C. 152, 3, 295 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 68. 

1776 Washington, George. [Princeton.] To Capt. [Nicholas 

Dec. 2 Dietrich, Baron de] Ottendorff [Princeton]. Au- 



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COBRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 109 

[Charles] Lee's delay. A. D. 2 pp. Read in 
Congress, Dec. 9. A. II, 67 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 71. 

1776 Cooke, Nicholas. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

I^^- ^ Washington [Barclay's, Pennsylvania]. British 

descent on Newport. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Samuel Blatchley Webb. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1776, Dec. 20. C. C. 152, 3, 385 

1779 Waihington, George. Trenton Falls. To [the President 

Dec. 9 of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Fortifications for 

defense of Philadelphia. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench IMlghman. Read in Congress, 
Dec. 10. A. II, 69 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 72. 

1776 Washington, George. Falls of Delaware. To [the Presi- 

I>Bc. 10 dent of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Movements of 

the enemy; Lee's delay. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress, Dec. 11. A. II, 73 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Note) N. Y. 1890. 5, 76, note. 

1776 Washington, George. Falls of Delaware. To [the Presi- 

^^' 11 dent of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Crossing of 

the Delaware by the enemy; Lee's delay; valu- 
able services of Major [Elisha] Sheldon's troop. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. Read in Congress, Dec. 12. A. II, 75 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 80. 

1776 Continental Congress, Secretary. [Philadelphia.] To Gen. 

Dec. 11 [George] Washington [Barclay's]. Transmitting 

resolve. A. L. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. 
Answered Dec. 12.* 90, 40 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Dispersion of Congress. 

Dec. 11 A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. Transmitted to 

Washington with Secretary of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1776, Dec. 11. 90, 40 

1776 Washington, George. Trenton Falls. To [the President 

Dec. 12 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Removal of Congress; 

military situation; payment of troops. Draft. 
4 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Read in Congress, Dec. 20. A. U, 77 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford). 1890. 5,82. 

1776 Continental Congress, Secretary. Philadelphia. To 

Dbg. 12 [George] Washington [Barclay's]. Transmitting 

resolves. A. L. S. of Charles Thomson. 90, 44 



110 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Continental Congreii, Resolves. Frigates to defend Phila- 

Dexj. 12 delphia; Sheldon's dragoons; adjournment of Con- 

gress; plenary power to Washington. A. D. S. 
of Charles Thomson. Transmitted to Washing- 
ton with Secretary of Congress to Washington, 
1776, Dec. 12. 90, 44 

1776 Washington, George. Trenton Falls. To [the President 

Dec. 13 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Disposition of troops 

for defense of the Delaware; recruiting. L. S. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman and 
Robert Hanson Harrison. C. C. 152, 3, 351 

The draft, A II, 81, in handwritiDg of John Annstrong, Washington, 
Tilghman and Harrison, is dated Dec. 12. 
Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 89. 

1776 Sullivan, John. Germantown [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Dec. 13 Washington [Trenton Falls]. Capture of [Maj.] 

Gen. [Charles] Lee. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Morgan Lewis. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
Dec. 15. C. C. 152, 3, 859 

1776 [Tmmbnll, Joseph.] Morristown [New Jersey]. To 

Dec. 13 [George] Washington [Trenton Falls]. Salt pro- 

visions, supplies and commissary business. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Mor- 
gan Lewis. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1776, Dec. 16. 

C.C. 162,3,365 

1776 Washington, George. Keith's [Pennsylvania]. To [the 

Dec. 15 President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Capture 

of Lee; movements of enemy. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Kead in Congress, Dec. 20. A. II, 85 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5. 100. 

1776 Waihington, George. Keith's. To [the President of Con- 

Dec. 16 gress, Philadelphia]. Importance of increasing 

the army; militia; Howe's designs; Commissary 
General's need of money; clothing. Draft, 8 
pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Dec. 26. A. II, 87 

Printed, except paragraph relating to Commissary General: Writings 
of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 101. 

[1776] [Knox, Henry.] Plan for establishing a corps of Conti- 

[Dec. 18] nental Artillery, magazines, laboratories, etc. 

Draft. 8 pp. In handwriting of John Fitzger- 
ald. Enclosed in Washington to Congress 1776, 
Dec. 20. A. II, 103 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 111 

1776 W[aihiiigrto]n, G[eorge]. Above Trenton Falls. To [the 

I>»c- 20 President of Congress, Baltimore]. Artillery; 

militia and short enlistments; system of army 
management; promotions. A. L. S. 9 pp. Read 
in Congress, Dec. 26. A. II, 93 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 112. 

1776 Continental Congress, Kesolve. British treatment of [Maj.] 

Dec. 20 Qen. [Charles] Lee. D. S. of John Hancock. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1776, Dec. 23. 90, 46 

[1776] [Stephen, Adam.] Memorandum of plan of movements 

[Dec. 20] of Virginia troops. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Samuel Blatchley Webb. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1776, Dec. 20. 

A. 11,91 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Suppression of publica- 

Dbc. 21 tion of resolve by Washington; magazines of pro- 

visions; new levies; Robert Morris and George 
Clymer; money for militia; pay of troops. D. S. 
of John Hancock. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1776, Dec. 23. 90, 46 

1776 Morris, Robert. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

Dec. 21 [Trenton Falls]. Supply of blankets and mus- 

kets; supplies expected from France; safety in 
Philadelphia; captivity of [Maj. Gen. Charles] 
Lee. A. L. S. 3 pp. 12, 285 

1776 Morris, Robert. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

Dec. 21 [Trenton Falls]. Invoice of blankets and receipt 

of Hugh Peden for same. A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 289 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Baltimore. To [George] 

I>Ec. 23 Washington [above Trenton Falls]. British treat- 

ment of [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee; approval of 
actions; committee left in Philadelphia; pay of 
militia. L. S. of John Hancock. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Jacob Rush. Answered Dec. 29.* 

90,48 

1776 Morris, Robert. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

Dec. 23 Trenton Falls]. The situation and its causes; 

naval force; prisoners; cargo brought in; situa- 
tion of [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 12, 301 

1776 Washington, George. Trenton Falls. To [the President 

Dec. 24 of] Congress [Baltimore]. Condition of army ; 



112 LIBKARY OF CONGRESS 

militia; payment of troops. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Kobert Hanson Harrison. 

A. II, 107 

1776 Washington, George. [McKonkey 's Ferry, Pennsylvania. ] 

Dec. 25 To Robert Morris [Philadelphia]. Blankets and 

supplies; defection of people; continental ships 
in the Delaware; exchange of prisoners. L. S. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

C. C. 152, 3, 393 

1776 Morris, Robert. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

Dec. 26 [Trenton]. The Philadelphia Committee and cor- 

respondence with Congress; success at Trenton. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 12, 310 

1776 Prisoners, British. Return of prisoners taken at Trenton. 

Dec. 26 Tabular statement. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1776, Dec. 27. 

C. C. 152. 3, 406 

1776 Washington, George. Newtown [Pennsylvania]. To the 

Dec. 27 President of Congress [Baltimore]. Account of 

the battle of Trenton. Draft. 4 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, 
Dec. 31. A. 'II, 111 

The first para^aph of draft describing the attacking maneuvers was 
altered to the form printed in Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 
1890. 5, 132. 

1776 Washington, George. Newtown [Pennsylvania]. To 

Dec. 27 Robert Morris, Philadelphia. Transmitting ac- 

count of battle of Trenton. L. S. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

C. C. 152. 3, 397 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Brig. Gen. of Artillery; 

Dbc. 27 bounties; levies to join army; commissaries; sys- 

tem of promotion; magazine and elaboratory at 
Carlisle; magazine at Brookfield; teams; small 
arms from France; convalescents; North Carolina 
troops; plenary power to Washington; Conti- 
nental currency. D. S. of John Hancock. 6 pp. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1776, Dec. 27. 91, 112 

1776 Continental Congress, President. Baltimore. To [George] 

l>Bc. 27 Washington [Newtown, Pennsylvania]. Trans- 

mitting resolves. L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. 
Answered Jan. 1, 1777.* 91, 116 



COBRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 113 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Commissary General and 

Dbc. 28 the Northern Army; floating batteries and forti- 

fleations on Lake Champlain. D. S. of John 
Hancock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1776, Jan. 1. 20, 87 

1776 Continental Congress, Committee at Philadelphia. To 

^^* ^^ [George Washington, Newtown], Success at 

Trenton; reenf orcements of militia; expiration of 
enlistments; Hessian prisoners. A. L. S. of 
Robert Morris, signed also by Geo. Clymer and 
Geo. Walton. 3 pp. 12, 317 

Committee: Morris, Clymer and Walton. 

1776 Washington, George. Newtown. To [the President of 

Dec. 29 Congress, Baltimore]. Military movements; pris- 

oners. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. A. II, 115 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5,136. 

1776 Washington, George. Newtown. To Robert Morris, Phil- 

l>Ec. 29 adelphia. Transmitting letters to be forwarded. 

L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. C. C. 152, 3, 409 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Foundry for cannon in 

^^' 29 New York State. D. S. of John Hancock. En- 

closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Jan. 1. 20, 87 

1776 Washington, George. Trenton. To Robert Morris, Phila- 

^*^c- 30 delphia. Hard money for secret service; subsist- 

ence for troops. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. C.C. 152,3,417 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N.Y. 1S90. 5,1.58, note. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves, Elaboratory for Northern 

^^•^^ Army; batteaux men; wagons. D. S. of John 

Hancock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1777, Jan. 1. 20, 87 

1776 Continental Congress, Committee at Philadelphia. To 

Dec. 30 [George] Washington [Trenton]. Difficult}' in 

obtaining hard money. A. L. S. of Robert Mor- 
ris. 2 pp. 12, 328 
List of hard monov sent with above. 12, 330 

1776 Continental Congress, Committee at Philadelphia. To 

Dec. 30 George Washington [Trenton]. Letters to go 

into New York. A. L. S. of Robert Morris. 
1 p. 12, 331 

28a32— or 8 



114 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Washington, George. Trenton. To Robert Morris, Phila- 

Dec. 31 delphia. Great need of money to retain the 

troops in service. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Joseph Reed. C. C. 152, 3, 421 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N.Y. 1890. 5,145, note. 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Powder. D. 8. of John 

1^*=^-31 Hancock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 

Washington, 1777, Jan. 1. 20, 87 

1776 Continental Congress, Committee at Philadelphia. To 

Dec. 31. George Washington [Trenton]. Resolves of Con- 

gress vesting plenary powers in Washington. 
A. L. S. of Robert Morris; signed also by Geo. 
Clymer and Geo. Walton. 1 p. 12, 338 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolves. Maryland levies; powder 

l^*^'-^^- for Northern Army; clothing. A. D. S. of John 

Hancock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1777, Jan. 1. 20, 91 

[1776] Continental Army. Route from Cambridge to New York. 

1 p. Endorsed by Washington: A route of the 
march to New York. 95, 31. 

[1776] Chase, Samuel and Charles Carroll [of Carrollton], Memo- 

i-andum of supplies needed in Canada. A. D. of 
Chase. 2 pp. Transmitted to Washington. 95, 32 

1776 Enlistment form. Agreement (in blank) for enlistments 

from Massachusetts for service on the Canadian 
Expedition. Printed form. 1 p. A. H, 61 

1777 Washington, George. Trenton. To [the President of 
«1an. 1. Congress, Baltimore]. Powers vested in him by 

Congress; passage of the Delaware; military 
movements; militia; strength of army. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. II, 119 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford), N.Y. 1889. 6, 189. 

1777 Washington, George. Trenton. To [the Committee of 

Jan. 1. Congress at Philadelphia]. Bounty to militia; 

Hessian prisoners; powers conferred by Congress. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. II, 123 

Printed: WriUngsof Washington (Ford). N.Y. 1890. 5, 143. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^^' 1- [George] Washington [Trenton]. The victory at 

Trenton. Horse for [Lt.] Col. [George] Baylor. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 4 pp. In handwriting 
of Jacob Rush. 13» 8 



CORRESPONDENCE OP OEOROE WASHINGTON 115 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Horse for [Lt] Col. 

Jan. 1. [George] Baylor. A. D. S. of John Hancock. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Jan. 1. 20, 91 

1777 Morris, Robert. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

Jan. 1. [Trenton]. Forwarding money. A. L. S. 1 p. 

13,2 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Exchange of [Maj.] Gen. 

Jan. 2 [Charles] Lee. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed 

in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Jan. 6. 13, 22 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Provisions for American 

Jan. 3 prisoners; exchange of Col. Ethan Allen; treat- 

ment of Richard Stockton. D. S. of John Han- 
cock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1777, Jan. 6. 13, 22 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. March of troops; treat- 

Jan. 4 ment of [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee; pay to sea- 

men. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Jan. 6. 13, 22 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Pluckemin [New Jersey]. To 

Jan. 5 [the President of Congress, Baltimore]. Account 

of the battle of Princeton. A. D. S. 4 pp. 

A. n, 129 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 146. 

1777 Washington, George. Pluckemin. To Robert Morris, 

Jan. 5 Philadelphia. Transmitting letters to be for- 

warded; the situation. A. L. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 3, 433 

1777 Continental Congress, Committee at Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 5 [George] Washington [Pluckemin]. Awaiting 

news; naval captures. A. L. S. of Robert Mor- 
ris, signed also by George Clymer and George 
Walton. 2 pp. 13, 18 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Exchange of James Lov- 

Jan. 5 eli. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, counter- 

signed by John Hancock. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1777, Jan. 6-21. 

90, 54 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Baltimore. To [George] 

Jan. 6 Washington [Morristown, New Jersey]. Case of 



116 LIBRABY OF COXGRESS 

|3Iaj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee: militsiy sitoatioD. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Jacob Ru^h. 13, 20 

1777 Wadiiiigtoii, George. Morristown [New Jersey]. To 

Jax. 7 [the President of Congress, Baltimore]. Skir- 

mishes and the post at Morristown. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. II. 133 

Printed: Writings of Washington i Ford > N. Y. 1990. 5l \bL 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the Committee 

^^- " of Congress at Philadelphia.] Foundry work on 

cannon. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of John 
Clark, jr. C.C. 152,3.441 

1777 Continental Congress, Committee at Philadelphia. To 

J^^- 7 George Washington [Morristown]. The military 

situation: British treatment of prisoners; retalia- 
tion; exchange. A. L. S. of Robert Morris, 
Geo. CI ymer, and Geo. Walton. 3 pp. 13, 28 

Dated in error: 1776. 

1777 [Schnyler, Philip John.] [Albany.] To [the President of 

Jan. 7 Congress, Baltimore]. The situation in Canada. 

Extracts of letter. In handwriting of Joseph 
Nourse. Transmitted to Washington with Board 
of War to Washington, 1777, Jan. 23. 94, 166 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Exchange of prisonei*§; 

Jan. 8 macrazines of William Kennon in South Carolina 

and Georgia; attempt on Nova Scotia. A. D. S. 
of John Hancock. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, Jan. 10. 13, 51 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Canadian regiment and 

^^^' ^ troops- for Canada; salt-petre and powder. A. D. 

S. of Chas. Thomson, countersigned by John 
Hancock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1777, Jan. 6-21. 90, 54 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Jan. 9 Congress, Baltimore]. Honor conferred upon 

[Lt.jCol. [George] Baylor; movements of enemy. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. 11,185 

Printed. In part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. T. 1890. 5, 160, 

note. 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Dismissal of Doctors John 

Jan. 9 Morgan and Samuel Stringer, other hospital mat- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 117 

ters; progress of recruiting. A. D. S. of John 
Hancock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1777, Jan. 10. 13, 51 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Pay for Massachusetts 

Jan. 9 militia; postage of soldiers' letters. A. D. S. of 

Chas. Thomson, countersigned by John Hancock. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1777, Jan. 6-21. 90, 54 
1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Salting of meat m south- 
Jan. 9 ern states; progress of recruiting. D. S. of John 

Hancock. 2 pp. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, Jan. 10. 13, 55 

1777 Continental Congress, Committee at Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 9 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Report of 

Joseph Traversie. L. 8. of Robert Morris, Geo. 
Clymer and George Walton. 2 pp. 13, 32 

« 1777 Continental Congress, Committee at Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 9 [George Washington, Morristown]. Exchange 

of [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee; agent for prisoners; 
British treatment; prisoners taken in merchant 
ships; exchange of certain sea-captains; military 
movements. A. L. S. of Robt. Morris. 2 pp. 

13, 33 

1777 Continental Congress, Committee at Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 9 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting one hundred thousand dollars. Letter-book 
copy. C. C. 133, 40 

1777 Walton, George. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

Jan. 9 [Philadelphia]. Exchange for oflScers and crew 

of an armed boat of Georgia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

13, 40 

[1777] Traversie, Joseph. [Philadelphia.] Intelligence of alleged 

[Jan. 9] plot amongst Canadian prisoners at Reading. 

Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Com- 
mittee at Philadelphia to Washington, 1777, 
Jan. 9. 13, 30 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 10 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Attempt 

against Nova Scotia; dismissal of Drs. [John] Mor- 
gan and [Samuel] Stringer. L. S. of John Han- 
cock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 13,49 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Joseph Fryeand Benedict 

Jan. 10 Arnold to be brigadiers. A. D. S. of Chas. 



118 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

Thomson, countersigned by John Hancock. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Jan. 6-21. 90, 54 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Jan. 12 Congress, Baltimore]. Exchange of [Maj.] Gen. 

[Charles] Lee and Col. [Ethan] Allen; distressing 
the enemy. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. A. II, 137 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6. 164, note. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the Committee of 

Jan. 12 Congress at Philadelphia]. British treatment of 

prisoners; exchange of certain oflScers; informa- 
tion from Canada; enemy at Brunswick. Draft, 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. n, 139 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 170, 
note. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Lt] Gen. [Sir 

J^2»'- 13 William] Howe [New York]. Exchange of Maj. 

Gen. [Charles] Lee; British treatment of prison- 
ers. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Stephen Moylan. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1777, Jan. 14. 

C. C. 152, 3, 465 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 168. 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. British treatment of Walter 

Jax. 13 Cruise and Richard Carpenter. Contemporary 

copy. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. Trans- 
mitted to Washington with President of Congress 
to Washington, 1777, Jan. 16. 90, 79 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Ja». 14 Congress, Baltimore]. Enemy's want of forage; 

exchange of Lee and treatment of prisoners. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A, II, 141 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Supplies, etc., for the 

Ja« H Northern Arnn^; value of Continental bills, bills 

of credit; state debts; loan of two million. D. S. 
of John Hancock. 4 pp. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1777, Jan. 15. 

13,66 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Baltimore. To [George] 

JA^. ir> Washington [Morristown]. Continental currency; 

hospital and miscellaneous matters. L. S. of 
John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob 
Rush. IS, 86 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 119 

1777 Bedford, Gunning. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing 

Jan. 15 ton, Morristown. Quartermaster department 

business. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1777,' Jan. 19? 

C. C. 152, 3, 477 

1777 Continental Congre:8, President. Baltimore. To George 

Jan. 15 Washington [Morristown]. Employment of Wal- 

ter Cruise and Richard Carpenter. L. S. of John 
Hancock. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 90, 79 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Bills to be drawn by the 

J^^* ^^ Paymaster-general; free negroes; engineers; 

chaplains. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, counter- 
signed by John Hancock. Enclosed in President 
. of Congress to Washington, 1777, Jan. 6-21 . 

90,54 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Commissary of prisoners 

^^^' ^^ to reside within enemy's lines; clothing; New 

York Convention's address to people; Hessian 
treatment of prisoners. D. S. of John Hancock. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1777, Jan. 18. 13, 92 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Jan. 17 Congress, Baltimore]. Foraging of enemy; estab- 

lishment of magazines of stores at Hartford and 
York. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. II, 143 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 176, 
note. 

1777 Pelissier, Christopher. Philadelphia. Memorial to Con- 

^^^' ^^ gress. Appointment to chief command at Ticon- 

deroga. D. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by Charles 
Thomson : ' ' referred to the board of war. " Trans- 
mitted to Washington. 90, 81 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Baltimore. To [George] 

^^^' ^^ Washington [Alorristown], Clothing for New 

York troops; prisoners. L. S. of John Han- 
cock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 

13, 90 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Committee at Phihidel- 

Jan. 18 phia; guard for prisoners at Lancaster; authority 

to use horses and oxen; ease of [Major] Elisha 
Painter. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Jan. 18. 13, 92 



120 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Jan. 19 Congress, Baltimore]. Fluctuating state of the 

army; militia. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. A. II, 147 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 181. 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Enlistments for South 

Jan. 19 Carolina armed vessels; reenforcements for 

Canada. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, counter- 
signed by John Hancock. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1777, Jan 24. 

90,70 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Jan. 20 Congress, Baltimore]. Credits; recruiting serv- 

ice; proposal for raising a Canadian regiment; 
foreigners in army; surgeon for Northern Depart- 
ment; lost of storeship. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. II, 151 

1777 Continental Congress, Committee at Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 20 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Papers 

from Pennsylvania Council of Safety respecting 
exchange of prisoners. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 133, 89 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Commanding officer, spe- 

Jan. 20 eie, gunpowder, provisions, etc. for Canada; 

enlistment of Canadians. A. D. S. of Charles 
Thomson, countersigned by John Hancock, 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1777, Jan. 24. 90, 70 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Miscellaneous military 

Jan. 21 matters; Maryland militia. D. S. of John Han- 

cock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1777, Jan. 24. 13, 102 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Jan. 22 Congress, Baltimore]. Report of capture of 

Fort Washington; appointment of general oflScers; 
raising of troops of horse, pay. Draft. 5 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman and Wash- 
ington. A. II, 153 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. V. 1890. 5, 190. 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Subsistence allowance for 

J-A^'- 22 recruits. D. S. of William. Churchill Houston. 

1 p. Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 
1777, May 20. 95, 324 



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CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 121 

Continental Congress, Resolves. Guard at Eattanning and 
other matters. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Jan. 24. 13, 102 

Continental Congress, Resolves. Horses for Baylor's 
dragoons; settlement of accounts. D. S. of John 
Hancock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1777, Jan. 24. 13. 102 

Board of War. [Baltimore.] To [George Washington, 
Morristown], Extracts of letter from [Maj.] 
Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler. A. L. S. of Joseph 
Nourse. 94, 166 

Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. New York. To [George] Wash- 
ington [Morristown]. Exchange of prisoners; 
treatment of same. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress 1777, Feb. 5. C. C. 152, 3, 505 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Baltimore. To [George] 

Jan. 24 Washington [Morristown]. Transmitting re- 

solves; Maryland Militia. L. S. of John Han- 
cock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 

13, 106 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Jan. 26 Congress, Baltimore]. Military matters. Draft. 

6 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. II, 161 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 203. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Robert Morris, 

Jan. 27 Philadelphia. Arms used by the militia. L. S. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

C. C. 152, 3, 509 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Letter of French officers; 

Jan. 28 removal of public stores from Philadelphia. D. S. 

of John Hancock. Transmitted to Washington. 

90,80 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Baltimore To [George] 

^^^' ^ Washington [Morristown]. Letter of French 

officers; minor matters; magazines at Brooktield 
and Carlisle. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Jacob Rush. 90, 83 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Arms for Virginia troops; 

Jan. 29 reimbursement of Connecticut; money advanced 



122 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

[Brig.] Gen. [Thomas] Mifflin. D. S. of John 
Hancock. Transmitted to Washington. 90, 80 

1777 Waihington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Jan. 31 Congress, Baltimore]. Want of money; [Maj.] 

Gen. [William] Heath at Kingsbridge. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. n, 167 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Foid) N. Y. 1890. 5, 210, 
note. 

1777 Continental Congress, Committee at Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 31 [George] Washington [Morristown], Report from 

Rhode Island; case of Hugh Wallace; exchanges 
proposed; miscellaneous matters. A. L. S. of 
Robert Morris. 4 pp. 13, 156 

1777 Bedford, Gunning. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

Jan. ton, Morristown. Quartermaster's department. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1777, Jan. 19? 

C. C. 152, 3, 481 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Capt. Joseph Scott's Vir- 

Feb. 1 ginia company. D. S. of John Hancock. Trans- 

mitted to Washington. 90, 80 

1777 Campbell, Archibald. Concord [Massachusetts]. To 

Feb. 4 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Complaint 

of treatment received. A. L. S. 4 pp. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, Mar. 6? C. C. 152, 3, 686 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Feb. 5 Congress, Baltimore]. Military matters; Mary- 

land militia; smallpox; oath of allegiance. Draft. 
6 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman and 
John Clark, jr. A. H, 171 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 218. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Robert Morris 

FsB. 5 [Philadelphia]. Removal of stores; exchange of 

captains of merchant vessels; the King's speech 
in Parliament. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. A. II, 176 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Samuel Chase 

Feb. 5 [Philadelphia]. Barbarity of British toward 

prisoners. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. A. U, 177 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1884. 4, 809. 



COBBESPONDENCE OP GEOBGE WASHINGTON 123 

1777 Continental Congresi, Resolves. Brigadier Ffrancis] Nash. 

Feb. 6 A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. Enclosed in 

President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Feb. 28. 90, 85 

1777 Waihington, George. [Morristown.] To the Committee 

F*B- ^ of Congress at Philadelphia. Requesting money 

for recruiting Col. [Stephen] Moylan's regiment. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
John Fitzgerald. A. II, 179 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Baltimore. To [George] 

^^^' ^ Washington [Morristown]. Introducing Mr. 

Burke, of Jamaica. L. S. of John Hancock. 
1 p. 90, 86 

1777 Board of War. Baltimore. To George Washington [Mor- 

Feb 6 ristown]. Land grants to recruits for the war. 

L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. Answered Feb. 
23.* 94, 167 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Pay for Connecticut 

Feb. 7 light- horse; rank and pay of Maryland and Vir- 

ginia regiments; howitzers for Ticonderoga. 
A. D. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. Transmitted 
to Washington. 90, 89 

1777 [Lee, Arthur.] Nantes. To [Secret Committee of Con- 

Fbb. 11 gress]. British plan of campaign; exertions of 

Britain to raise troops; cutters for protection of 
the West India trade. Feb. 14: Letters of 
marque; transportation of prisoners to East In- 
dies. Extract of letter. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Richard Henry Lee. Enclosed in R. H. Lee, 
to Washington, 1777, Apr. 16? 20, 330 

1777 Continental Congress, Committee at Philadelphia. To 

^^^' 12 George Washington [Morristown]. Money for 

Lt. Col. [Moses] Rawlings and Lt. [Daniel] Cre- 
sap. L. S. of Robert Morris. 1 p. 13, 242 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the Committee of 

Feb. 13 Congress at Philadelphia]. Requesting money 

for recruiting in lower Jersey. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of George Johnston. 

A. II, 181 

1777 Continental Congress, Medical Committee. Baltimore. 

Feb. 13 To George Washington, Morristown. Inocula- 

tion of troops for smallpox. L. S. of Benjamin 
Rush. 2 pp. In handwriting of Thos. Burke. 

13,244 



124 LIBBARY OP CONGRESS 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Recommending Capt. 

Feb. 13 [George] Gibson. D. S. of John Hancock. En- 

closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Feb. 23. 90. 90 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Feb. 14 Congress, Baltimore], Military matters; estab- 

lishment of cannon foundry; [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] 
Lee's letter to Congress. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. n, 183 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 286. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Feb. 14 Congress, Baltimore]. Plan of establishment of 

hospital for the army; sickness last campaign; 
pay; Dr. [John] Morgan's vindication. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. n, 187 

Printed In part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 240, 
note. 

Morris, Robert. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 
[Morristown]. Introducing Mr. Burke, of Ja- 
maica. A. L. S. 1 p. ' 13, 254 

Continental Congress, Resolves. Howitzers for Ticonde- 
roga; French gentlemen in army. D. S. of John 
Hancock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1777, Feb. 23. 90, 90 

Continental Congress, Resolves. Promotions; Virginia 
troops to join army; election of major-generals. 
D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1777, Feb. 23. 90, 90 

Neil, Eliza. [East Jersey.] To [George] Washington 
[Morristown]. Pension for her support. A. L. S. 
1 p. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress 1777, Feb. 28. C. C. 152, 3, 557 

Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 
Congress, Baltimore]. Military movements. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 

A. II, 191 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 240. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Feb. 20 Congress, Baltimore]. French officers in the 

army. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. II, 193 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 244. 



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CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 125 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. 'Retaliation for treat- 

Feb. 20 ment of [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee; [Maj.] Gen. 

[Horatio] Gates. D. S. of John Hancock. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Feb. 23. 90, 90 

1777 [Lee, Arthur.] Bordeaux [France]. To [the Secret Com- 

^*®- ^ mittee of Congress]. Engagement of Hessians; 

intention against Boston. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Enclosed in Lee, Richard Henry to Wash- 
ington, 1777, Apr. 29. 15, 79 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] 

Fbb. 21 Lee's release; election of brigadiers. D. S. of 

John Hancock. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, Feb. 23. 90, 90 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Election of brigadiers. 

Feb. 21 A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. Enclosed in Presi- 

dent of Congress to Washington, 1777, Feb. 23. 

90, 85 

1777 Continental Congress, Committee at Philadelphia. To 

^^' 2^ George Washington [Morristown], Return of 

Congress to Philadelphia; rope makers needed. 
A. L. S. of Robert Morris, signed also by Geo. 
Clymer and Geo. Walton. 2 pp. 13, 304 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Robert Morris 

^*®- 22 [Philadelphia]. Removal of stores in Philadel- 

phia; intentions of enemy; security of the salt. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. A. II, 197 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Rank of brigadiers and 

Feb. 22 minor matters. D. S. of John Hancock. En- 

closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Feb. 23. 90, 90 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Settlement of rank of brig- 

Fkb. 22 adiers. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. Enclosed 

in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Feb. 23. 90, 85 

1777 Continental Congress, Committee at Philadelphia. To 

Feb. 22 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Adjourn- 

ment of Congress; military preparations; removal 
of stores from Philadelphia. A. L. S. of Robert 
Morris, signed also by Geo. Clymer and Geo. 
Walton. Answered Feb. 27.* 13, 306 



126 ijIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Washingtohf George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Feb. 23 Congress, Baltimore]. Raising cavalry regiments 

and pay of their oflScers: forwarding of recruits; 
arms. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. A. H, 199 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) X. Y. 1890. 5, 250. 
note. 

1777 Wasliiii^ton, George. Morristown. To [the Board of 

Feb. 23 War, Baltimore]. Question of land bounty for 

enlistments. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Endorsed: ''This let- 
ter to be read in Congress & enquiry to be made 
whether any member remembir the Resolves of 
Congress respecting the Bounty of Land to be 
allowed Soldiers &c. The General is of opinion 
the 100 Acres Bounty is to be granted to those en- 
listing for three years. The Board of a diffr. 
opinion." C. C. 162, 3, 541 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Baltimore. To [George] 

Feb. 23 Washington [Morristown]. Minor matters; re- 

turn of Congress to Philadelphia. L. S. of John 
Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 
Answered Mar. 1. 90, 92 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Troops to join the army; 

Feb. 24 collection of arms. D. S. of John Hancock. Eln- 

closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Feb. 25. 90, 95 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Baltimore. To [George] 

Feb. 25 Washington [Morristown]. Strengthening the 

army. L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Jacob Rush. Answered Mar. 12.* 

90, 100 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Purchase of arms and 

Feb. 25 woolens; punishment of deserters; appointment 

of Regnier de Rousie; profanity in army. D. S. 
of John Hancock. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1777, Feb. 25. 90, 95 

1777 Continental Congress, Committee at Philadelphia. To 

Feb. 26 [George] Washington [Morristown]. [Maj.] 

Gen. [Charles] Lee's case; inconvenience of Balti- 
more as location of Congress. A. L. S. of Robert 
Morris, signed also by Geo. Clymer. 2 pp. 

14,13 



C0BBE8P0NDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 127 

1777 Lee, Charles. New York. To [George] Washington 

Fm. 26 [Morristown]. [Majors Jacob] Morris and [John 

Skey] Eustace. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, Mar. 6. C. C. 162, 3, 579 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the Committee 

Feb. 27 of Congress at Philadelphia]. Canadian prisoners; 

recruiting and militia reinforcements. Draft. 
4 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. 11,205 

1777 Continental Congress, Committee at Philadelphia. To 

Feb. 27 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Condition 

of enemy; removal of stores; bright and gloomy 
side of affairs; loss of big men from Congress. 
A. L. S. of Robert Morris. 6 pp. 14, 27 

Printed in i>art: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 268, 
note. 

1777 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Brunswick [New Jersey]. To 

^■»« 27 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Arrange- 

ment of a cartel; treatment of Lt. Col. [Archi- 
bald] Campbell. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, Mar. 6. C. C. 162, 3, 581 

1777 Le^, Richard Henry. Baltimore. To [George Washing- 

Fkb. 27 ton, Morristown]. Transmitting papers; glory 

of the recent campaign; news from London of 
British intent against eastern shore of Maryland; 
junction with Canada; aid from France and Spain. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 14, 31 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Fbb. 28 Congress, Baltimore]. Skirmishing; militia re- 

turning home; slow reinforcements; promotions 
of general officers; hospital. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. A. II, 209 

1777 Continental Congress, Committee at Philadelphia. To 

F"B- 29 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Removal 

of stores; British ships in the Chesapeake; [Ben- 
jamin] Franklin in Europe. A. L. S. of Robert 
Morris. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 3.* 14, 39 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Mar. 1 Congress, Baltimore]. Resolve of Congress di- 

recting retaliatory measures on account of treat- 
ment [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. A. II, 213 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. h, 267. 



128 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Committee of 

Mar. 2 Congress at Philadelphia]. Resolves of Congress 

respecting [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee; removal of 
Congress to Lancaster; removal of public stores 
from Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. II, 217 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Robert Morris, 

Mar. 2 Philadelphia. British designs; comparison of 

strength of British and American armies; removal 
of stores; hasty action of Congress as to retalia- 
tory measures with prisoners; conference with 
[Maj . ] Gen. [Charles] Lee. Transcript. P. 1, 26 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 262. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Committee of 

Mar. 3 Congress at Philadelphia]. Enemy's design, by 

water, against Philadelphia; miscellaneous mat- 
ters. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. C. C. 152, 3, 571 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Mar. 6 Congress, Philadelphia]. Resolves respecting 

Lt. Col. [Archibald] Campbell and [Maj.] Gen. 
[Charles] Lee. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. A. II, 219 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 274. 

1777 Morris, Robert. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

Mar. 6 [Morristown]. Error of short enlistments; drink 

and bounties; [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee's request 
and effect of compliance on France. A. L. S. 
4 pp. 14, 66 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5,267. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

Mar. 11 [Thomas] Mifflin [Reading, Pennsylvania]. Quar- 

termaster business. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. C. C. 162, 3, 589 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Mar. 12 Congress, Philadelphia]. State of the army; re- 

cruiting; hospitals and pay. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Caleb Gibbs and Robert Hanson 
Harrison. A. II, 223 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 286. 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Assessment and payment 

Mak. 12 for blankets. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed 

in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Mar. 17. 90, 102 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 129 

1777 Washingfton, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. 

Mab. 13 [Thomas] Mifflin, Philadelphia. Plan for Quar- 

termaster's department; horses and wagons; cash 
for forage. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
George Johnston. C. C. 162, 3, 591 

Printed, In part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 285, 
note. 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Arms for Virginia troops; 

Mab. 13 di-scouragement of foreign military men from 

coming to America. D. S. of John Hancock. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1777, Mar. 17. 90, 102 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Mab. 14 Congress, Philadelphia]. Weak state of army; 

hospital; want of money. L. S. 4 pp. In 

handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

C. C. 162, 3, 696 

Printed: WriUngs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 286. 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Foreign corps from French 

^^^' 14 [West Indies] islands; commissions for foreigners; 

pensions for widows; retaliation in treatment of 
prisoners; [Lt.]Col. [Archibald] Campbell's com- 
plaints. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Mar. 17. 90, 102 

[1777] Washingfton, George. [Morristown.] To [the members of 

[Mar. 15] Congress, Philadelphia]. Introducing Maj. Gen. 

[Nathanael] Greene. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of George Johnston. A. II, 227 

1777 Continental Army, Return of Continental troops and mili- 

Mar. 15 tia in New Jersey. Tabular statement. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
Mar. 18. C. C. 162, 4, 15 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Mar. 18 (yongress, Philadelphia]. Introducing Maj. Gen. 

[Nathanael] Greene; his errand to Congress. L. S. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Read in Congress, Mar. 20. C. C. 162, 4, 1 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 292, note. 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Minor matters and stores 

Mar. 19 for Eastern and Northern departments. D. S. of 

John Hancock. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, Mar. 26. 90, 106 

28632—06 9 



130 LIBRABY OP CONGRESS 

1777 Gontinental Congress, Resolves. Certificate to foreigners; 

Mar. 19 stockade for prisoners in Massachusetts. D. S. 

of John Hancock. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, Mar. 26. 90, 106 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of] 

Mar. 21 Congress [Philadelphia]. [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] 

Greene's errand to Congress. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. n, 230 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of] 

Mar. 23 Congress [Philadelphia]. Col. [William] Palfrey's 

accounts; estimates of expense. Draft. Ip. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. II, 2ai 

1777 Hays, A[nn] Hawkes. Haverstraw [New York]. To 

Mar. 23 [George Washington, Morristown]. Enemy's 

burning of Peekskill; militia. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1777, Mar. 26. 

C. G. 152, 4, 88 

1777 Gontinental Gongress, Resolves. Judgment of Commander- 

Mar. 24 in-chief and opinion of councils of war; exchange 

of prisoners and Maj. Gen. [Charles] Lee; pur- 
chase of arms. D. S. of John Hancok. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Mar. 26. 90, 106 

1777 Gontinental Gongress, Resolves. Western troops to join 

Mar. 25 army; command at Ticonderoga. D. S. of John 

Hancock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1777, Mar. 26. 90, 106 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To [the President 

Mar. 26 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Affair at Peekskill; 

failure of the recruiting service; chaotic state of 
Army; militia. Auto, draft signed. 4 pp. 

A. U, 235 

1777 Gontinental Gongress, Resolves. [Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] 

Mar. 26 Schuyler's general order; the Adjutant-General- 

ship; suspension of [Commodore] Esek Hopkins. 
D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1777, Mar. 26. 

90,106 

1777 Gontinental Gongress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Mar. 26 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Exchange 

of prisoners; arms, etc. from France; appoint- 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 131 

ment of [James] Clinton brigadier-general; con- 
ference with [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Jacob Rush. Answered Mar. 29.* 90, 108 

1777 Hazard, [Ebenezer]. Fishkill [New York.] To [George] 

Mar. 26 Washington, Morristown. Arrival of storeship 

from France. A. L. S. in 3d person. 1 p. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, Mar. 26. C. C. 162, 4, 43 

1777 Hoflf, Christopher, jr. Hibernia Furnace [Morris County, 

Mar. 26 JJew Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Morris- 

town]. Inhabitants joining the enemy. Con- 
temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1777, Mar. 26. 

C. C. 162, 4, 31 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Mar, 29 Congress, Philadelphia]. Attack on Peekskill; 

visit of Oneida Indians. Draft. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. A. II, 239 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 296. 

1777 Washingfton, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Mar, 29 Congress, Philadelphia]. Arrival of storeship 

and French oflScers; affair at Peekskill. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. A. II, 243 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] 

Mar. 29 Lee's suggested conference with British; prison- 

ers. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1777, Apr. 4. 

90, 113 

1777 McDongall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To [George 

Mar. 29 Washington, Morristown]. Report of enemy's 

expedition against Peekskill. Contemporary 
copy. 6 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the Pres- 
ident of Congress, 1777, Apr. 2. C. C. 162,4, 55 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Mar. 31 Congress, Philadelphia]. Reports of intentions 

of enemy. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Rob- 
ert Hanson Harrison. A. II, 245 
1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Execution of James Moles- 
Mar. 31 worth; oflScers of Northern department; reem- 

bursement of James Warren; appointment of 
Ephraim Blaine; appointment of brigadiers; lot- 
tery. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1777, Apr. 4. 

90,113 



132 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

[1777] Washington, George. Morristown. Questions respecting 

[Mar.] organization, state, and establishment of the Con- 

tinental army to be decided by Congress. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
Mar. 18. C. C. 162, 4, 19 

[1777] Prisoners, American. Estimate of American prisoners in 

[Mar.] hands of British. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 

Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1777, Mar. 18. 

C. C. 162, 4, 13 

This and the two following entries were not alluded to in the letter 
of Mar. 18. 

[1777] Prisoners, Cartel for exchange. Queries proposed respect- 

[Mar.] ing prisoners and arrangements for exchange. 4 

pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, Mar. 18. C. C. 162, 4, 5 

|1777] Wolcott, William and Robert Hanson Harrison. Objec- 

[Mar.] tions to British propositions respecting exchange 

of prisoners. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Harrison. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1777, Mar. 18. 

C. C. 162, 4, 9 

[1777] Continental Congress, Resolves. Regulations for payment 

Apr. 1 of army; rank of oflScers; Maj. Gen. [Arthur] St. 

Clair ordered to Ticonderoga. D. S. of John 
Hancock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1777, Apr. 4. 90, 113 

1777 Coiitinental Congress, Resolves. Regulating pay of the 

Apr. 1 army. Broadside. Printed by Dunlap. En- 

closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Apr. 10. 90, 110 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Apr. 2 Congress, Philadelphia]. Affair at Peekskill; de- 

signs of enemy; establishment of expresses. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of George John- 
j ston and Tench Tilghman. A. II, 247 

i 1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Payrolls; removal of mili- 

j Apr. 2 tary stores from Annapolis and Baltimore; hos- 

pital matters. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Apr. 4. 90, 113 

The payrolls resolution will also be found in the broadside form: 
90, 110. 



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COBRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 133 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 4 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Pay of 

troops; execution of James Molesworth, [Joseph] 
Galloway's spy; officers to go to Ticonderoga. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Jacob Rush. 90, 111 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Military matters; muster 

Apr. 4 and commissary departments; Henry Fisher and 

Independent Delaware Company; pay and mis- 
cellaneous matters. D. S. of John Hancock. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1777, Apr. 4. 90, 113 

Above will be found in broadside form: 90, 184. 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Muster-master General's 

Apr. 4 department. Broadside. Printed by Dunlap. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1777, May 3. 91, 180 
1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 
Apr. 5 Congress, Philadelphia]. Appointment of Chev- 
alier de Prudhomme de Borr^ to a brigadier-gen- 
eralship. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. II, 249 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Establishment, regulation 

-A^PR- 7 etc. of the Continental Hospital. D. S. of John 

Hancock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1777, Apr. 9. 90, 127 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Erection of monuments 

Apr, 8 to Joseph Warren and Hugh Mercer; education 

of their sons. D. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1777, Apr. 9. 90, 121 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Emergency provisions; 

Apr. 8 schedule of pay. D. S. of John Hancock. En- 

closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Apr. 9. 90, 127 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Apr. 9 Congress, Philadelphia]. Stores at Baltimore 

and Annapolis; regulation of Paymaster and 
Mustermaster General's Departments; hospital 
establishment; intentions of enemy. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. A. II, 251 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 9 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Establish- 

ment of hospital; monuments to Joseph Warren 



134 LIBRABY OP CONGRESS 

and Hugh Mercer. L. S. of John Hancock. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. An- 
swered April 10.* 90, 129 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Deputy paymasters. 

^^^' ^ Broadside. Printed by Dunlap. Enclosed in 

President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Apr. 10. 90, 110 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Opposition lo enemy; 

^^^ ^ commissary and hospital matters; command at 

Fort Pitt; minor matters; supplies from the peo- 
ple; paymasters; settlement of army accounts of 
New York and New Jersey; claims against the 
United States. D. S. of John Hancock. 6 pp. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Apr. 9. 90, 136 

1777 Washingtoi(, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Apr. 10 Congress, Philadelphia]. Hospital establishment; 

movements of enemy; lack of engineers; Lord 
Howe's letter relative to priscgiers; money for 
recruiting service. Draft. 3 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison and Richard 
Kidder Meade. A. II, 255 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Apr. 10 Congress, Philadelphia]. Slowness in recruiting; 

hospital service. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. A. II, 259 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 821. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^P^- 1^ [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 

90,132 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Rank of Commissary 

Apr. 10 General of Musters and Deputy Mustermaster 

General. Broadside. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1777, Apr. 10. 

90,184 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Rank of mustering officers. 

Apr. 10 Broadside. Printed by Dunlap. Enclosed in 

President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
May 3. 91, 180 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Payment of militia. 

Apr. 10 Broadside. Printed by Dunlap. Enclosed in 

President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 

Apr. 10. 90, 110 



. CORRESPONDENCE OF QEORGE WASHINGTON 135 

1777 Continental Congress, Keaolves. Foi-mation of camp on 

-^p** 10 west side of the Delaware; appointments of the 

commander-in-chief; pay of discharged troops; 

defense of the western frontier; appointments. 
D. S. of John Hancock. 4 pp. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1777, Apr. 
10. 90, 130 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Election of minor military 

Apb. 10 oflScers. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 

President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Apr. 16. 90, 144 

1777 Lee, Richard Henry. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

^^^ ^0 ington [Morristown]. Ordering on of troops; 

British designs against Philadelphia; strengthen- 
ing the army; inoculation of troops. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 14, 237 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Election of hospital offi- 

^^^ ^^ cers; provisions in Philadelphia; pay of certain 

officers. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1777, Apr. 
16. 90, 144 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

^^^ ^2 Congress, Philadelphia. Commission in army to 

Chev. [Mauduit] dii Plessis. L. S. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

C. C. 162, 4, 79 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [a Committee of 

Apr. 12 Congress, Philadelphia]. Formation of army on 

west side of the Delaware; militia and Conti- 
nentals; removal of stores from Philadelphia. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. A. II, 263 

Committee for opposing progress of the enemy: Wilson, Clymer, 
R. H. Lee, Clark and J. Adams. 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Recruiting service; 

Apr. 12 claims against the United States; hospital matters. 

D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1777, Apr. 16. 90, 144 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Magazine at Brookfield, 

^^^ ^ Massachusetts. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed 

in Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
Apr. 16. 90, 144 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Investigation of recruit- 

^^^' ^* ing service. Broadside. Printed by Dunlap. 

Transmitted to Washington. 94, 289 



136 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Investigation of recruit- 

Apr. 14 ing service; State returns of Continental troops; 

exemptions from service; drafts from militia; 
recruiting. Broadside. 1 p. Enclosed in Pres- 
ident of Congress to Washington, 1777, Apr. 16. 

90, 138 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Changes in regulations 

Apr. 14 for government of troops; provisions; complaints 

of oflScers; courts-martial sentences. Broadside. 

1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1777, Apr. 16. 90, 143 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Various military appoint- 

Apr. 15 ments; designations of regiments. D. S. of John 

Hancock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
W^ashington, 1777, Apr. 16. 90, 144 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 16 [(ireorge] Washington [Morristown]. Attempt 

on British in Rhode Island; augmenting army. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Jacob Rush. Answered Apr. 21*. 90, 140 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Recommending Rhode 

^^^' ^^ Island to expel enemy; Massachusetts and Con- 

necticut's assistance. D. S. of John Hancock. 

2 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1777, Apr. 16. 90, 139 

1777 Board of War. Invoice of military stores sent to French 

^^^' ^^ Creek from Mar. 25 to Apr. 16. Tabular state- 

ments. Enclosed in Board of War to Washing- 
ton, 1777, Apr. 29. 94, 318 

[1777] Lee, Richard Henry. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Wash- 

[Apr. 16?] ington [Morristown]. Troops ordered to Bristol; 

intelligence from Europe; British plan of cam- 
paign; scarcity of iron and remedy. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 20, 328 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the Board of 

^^^* ^^ War, Philadelphia]. Commissions to officers [of 

the 16 additional Continental regiments]. Draft. 
2 pp. Endorsed: ''To the Secy at War." 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. II, 267 

[1777] Washington, George. List of officers appointed to the 16 

[Apr. 17] additional Continental regiments. A. D. 1 p. 

Enclosed in W^ashington to the Board of War, 
1777, Apr. 17. A. II, 271 



COBRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 137 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Establishment of Com- 

Apr. 17 mittee of Foreign Affairs. D. S. of John Han- 

cock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1777, Apr. 20. 90, 156 

1777 [Albany Committee.] Return of wheat and flour in Albany 

Apr. 17 County that can be spared for the Continental 

service. Statement of quantities at various 
places. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of John Lansing, jr. Enclosed in Schuy- 
ler to Washington, 1777, Apr. 30. 16, 96 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of] 

Apr. 18 Congress [Philadelphia]. Inhabitants supplying 

enemy with goods; relief of prisoners; designs 
of enemy. Draft. 6 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. A. II, 273 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 830. 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Inspection of magazines. 

Apr. 18 D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in President 

of Congress to Washington, 1777, Apr. 20. 

90,156 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Deputy Adjutant Gen- 

Apr. 19 eral of the Northern Department; removal of 

provisions, cattle, etc. from reach of the enemy; 
minor matters. D. S. of John Hancock. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Apr. 20. 90, 155 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Tory insurrection in 

Apr. 19 Maryland. D. S. of John Hancock. 3 pp. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1777, Apr. 20. 90, 153 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 20 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. Unsigned letter. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Jacob Rush. Answered Apr. 21.* 

90, 151 

1777 [Caswell, Richard.] Newbern. [South Carolina]. To 

Apr- 20 [Thomas Burke, Philadelphia]. Appointment of 

Col. Abraham Shepherd. Extract of letter. 2 
pp. In handwriting of George Bond. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
June 13. 90, 221 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of] 

Apr. 21 Congress [Philadelphia]. Purchase of supplies 



138 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

in Jersey; enemj^ in Rhode Island. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. n, 279 

1777 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Apr. 21 ' [Morristown]. Recovery of cannon thrown in the 

Raritan by British; guns for city defenses; 
frigates. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. 

17, 299 

1777 [Heath, William.] Boston. To [George Washington, Mor- 

Apr. 21 ristown]. Shipment of arms from Massachusetts. 

[Extract of letter.] Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of George Johnston. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
May 3. C. C. 168, 4, 161 

1777 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. New York. To George Washing- 

Apr. 21 ton [Morristown]. British treatment of prisoners. 

Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1777, Apr. 26. 

C. C. 162, 4, 113 

1777 Continental Congress, Secretary. [Philadelphia.] To 

Apr. 22 [George] Washington, Morristown. Requesting 

originals resolves transmitted. A. L. S. of 
Charles Thomson. 1 p. 90, 157 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Forwarding troops; money 

Apr. 22 for American prisoners; hospital matters; case of 

Gov. William Franklin. D. S. of John Hancock. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1777, Apr. 26. 90, 163 

1777 Stephen, Adam. Newark [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Apr. 22 Washington [Morristown]. Intelligence of en- 

emy. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1777, Apr. 23. 

C. C. 152, 4, 99 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Apr. 23 Congress, Philadelphia]. Thomas Long, British 

spy. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. II, 281 

1777 Stephen, Adam. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 

^^^ 23 Washington, Morristown]. Intelligence of en- 

emy's reenforcements, movements, etc. A. L. S. 
3 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1777, Apr. 23. C. C. 162, 4, 103 



CORBESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 139 

1777 Stephen, Adam. Chatham. To [George] Washington, 

Apr. 23 Morristown. Intelligence of enemy; state of 

their supplies, etc*. A. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1777, Apr. 23. C. C. 162, 4, 107 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Calling out of Pennsyl- 

Apr- 24 vania militia. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed 

in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Apr. 26. 90, 163 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apb. 25 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Calling out 

of the Pennsylvania militia; personal matters. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Jacob Rush. Answered Apr. 26.* 90, 169 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Case of Maj. Elisha 

Apb. 25 Painter; calling out of Delaware and New Jersey 

militia; inspection of hospitals; forwarding 
troops. D. S. of John Hancock. 4 pp. En- 
closed in President of Congress to W^ashington, 
1777, Apr. 26. 90. 167 

1777 Board of War. Return of provisions in Continental stores 

Apb. 25 in Pennsylvania. Tabular statement. 1 p. En- 

closed in Board of War to Washington, 1777, 
Apr. 29. 94, 321 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Apr. 26 Congress, Philadelphia]. Relief of American 

prisoners; disaffection of inhabitants. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. II, 283 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 26 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Forwarding 

troops; calling out militia of Philadelphia, Jersey 
and Delaware. L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Jacob Rush. Answered Apr. 
28.* 90, 165 

1777 Board of War. Return of ammunition made up at Phila- 

Apr. 26 delphia. Tabular statement. Enclosed in Board 

of War to Washington, 1777, Apr. 29. 94, 318 

1777 [Heath, William]. Boston. To [George Washington, 

Apr. 26 Morristown], Introducing Col. [Thomas] Con- 

way. Extract of letter. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1777, May 9. 

C. C. 162, 4, 161 



140 OBBABY OF CONGBESS 

1777 Himtiiif^toiit Jedediah. Danbary [Connecticnt]. ToB[rig]. 

Ape. 26 G[eii]. [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill, New 

York]. Intelligence of enemy; manoeoveTs. 
[Three letters of same date.] Contemporary 
copies. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1TT7, Apr. 30. 

C. C. 152, 4, 129 

1777 Arnold, B[enedict]. West Redding [Connecticut]. To 

Apr. 27 Brig. Gen. [Alexander] McDoogall [Peekskill]. 

The affair at Danbary. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. Eln- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, Apr. 30. C. C. 152, 4, 139 

1777 Campbell, John. Courtland's ^lanor [New Yoi^]. To 

Apr. 27 Brig. Gen. [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill]. 

Advance of enemy. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
Apr. 30. C. C. 152, 4, 131 

1777 Campbell, John. Salem [Westchester county. New York]. 

Apr. 27 To Brig. Gen. [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill]. 

Movements of enemy. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. Eji- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, Apr. 30. C. C. 162, 4, 133 

1777 Field, John. [Danbury ? Connecticut.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

-^***- 27 [Alexander] McDougall, Peekskill. March of 

enemy from Danbury. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
Apr. 30. C. C. 162, 4, 135 

1777 Hnntington, Jedediah. Danbury [Connecticut]. To [Brig.] 

Afb. 27 Gen. [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill]. The 

situation at Danbury. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. En- 
i closed in Washington to the President of Con- 

! gress, 1777, Apr. 30. C. C. 162, 4, 137 

! 1777 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To [George 

J Apr. 27 Washington, Morristown], Affair at Danbury; 

j the situation. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In 

j handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 

I Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 

Apr. 2S. C. C. 162, 4, 125 

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COERESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 141 

1777 MoDougall, Alexander. Peekskill. To [George Washing- 

^^^ 27 ton, Morristown]. Fruitless march against the 

enemy. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
Apr. 30. , C. C. 162, 4, 127 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Apr. 28 Congress, Philadelphia]. Recruiting sendee; de- 

struction of stores at Danbury. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. II, 285 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 345. 

1777 Arnold, B[enedict]. Saugatuck [Connecticut]. To [Brig. 

^^^ 28 Gen. Alexander McDougall, Peekskill]. Skir- 

mish at Ridgefield. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of George Johnson. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
Apr. 30. C. C. 162, 4, 145 

1777 Hughes, H[ugh]. ''Sawgatouk Bridge" [Connecticut]. To 

^^^ 28 [Brig. Gen. Alexander McDougall, Peekskill]. 

Account of enemy's foray into Connecticut. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alex- 
ander Hamilton. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1777, Apr. 30. 

C. C. 162, 4, 141 

1777 Hnntington, Jedediah. Danbury. To [Brig. Gen. Alex- 

Apr. 28 ander McDougall, Peekskill]. Loss of enemy; 

wounding of Brig. Gen. [David] Wooster; skir- 
mishing. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of George Johnston. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1777, Apr. 30. 

C. C. 162, 4, 143 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Settlement of recruiting 

Apr. 29 and paymaster's account. Broadside. Printed 

by Dunlap. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1777, Apr. 29-30. 94, 289 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Calling out of Delaware 

Apr. 29 militia; troops for Ticonderoga; measures for de- 

fense of the lakes. D. S. of John Hancock. 3 
pp. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1777, Apr. 29-30. 90, 173 

1777 Gates, H[oratio]. [Albany.] To [the President of Con- 

Apr. 29 gress, Philadelphia]. Reasons why British will 

make New York State main object of ensuing 



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Conxiuein&l tmagni j^^ii"^^. ^titf-rnr '^^ tne A rm r ; 
i •' »m lp^n\n * :iu:»ri»^^t niii-ai-?!. tutdouz' appoint- 

iij*'ii> 1 •* »f •". iiiL riiiii'j"[»'.aL. £iic!ioHed id 
J^ •■*?*! iCi*-!!* x . -.lurrvr- ii "^nsmnnton. 1777, 

ITfriULixi^^iix. .Tr-.i'ir* IC'rTi-^iinrL T( 'in*- Presadent of 
-^^ ' ^ . »ii4.T»r-*. ?*i:iiu:*r-i:n:iL\ ZH^irnr affHinsi Tiwon- 

>'■ 'ijt: H.»v* • ••.11111771: Ch?^*nj5rs: losi' ai X^uh 
''i:*7 lm,Ti 1 :i:. Ir iuiDCvriniu^ of £<ilteit 
H.ii.ii-:»: rii.Ti«>.ii> ji«->^L :a- C-rntrres**. Mat fL 

A. iLii97 

1777 ITwunxk^'Uix. ».7*-.'T-ij* 2vl ". -rri-r L«Tri_ T: /oh- Settrei Gam- 

-"-'^-^ tut:'-*: .: .'.•uTT*-*^ Piimie-rriLiii^- MoneT for 

Aiu^rj -L-L :L"^-*:»ii^r- :: itli. I^mfu I p. In 

^^-' '-^ '.rr^ :H: Tfcs: ] ^H.:-^, A. R S.. of OuLrjesTbom- 

15, 148 

1777 Boud of War. ?i:JA>rIiiiiii.] To <j«oi^ Wfishingtoou 

^*^" * M -•rrir:': TTL- Sior^ oroered lo Springfield 

'Mus*/: 'Askr if L:, C->L 'fy^eorpej Ecberii^tOD. 
A, L. .S. : 7- Afc-wpre*i Mav 1*>. 15, 116 

1777 WailiiiigtozL GrrT^r^. Mt'TTisrown. To 'xbe President 

May S* fjf] C-i'iiirrer? ]Pn:kdr]phia\ Introducing Cd. 

[Thonia*^ 0>nwaT. Draft, i pp. In handwrit- 
ing of R..Vrt Han^'i: Harrison. Bead in Con- 
^r^s. May li'. A. 11. :>'»1. 

1777 WaahingtoiL Ge-:Tge. Morristown. To [the President of 

May 9 ConLrre"--. Philadelphia]. Introducing Mottin de 

la Balnie: mnk t-xi^>eci*Hi by Frenchmen. Draft 
2 pp. In handwritincr of Tench Tilghman. 
Reaii in Contrre>s, May 14. Referred to the Com- 
mittet- on Foreijrn Applications. A. II, 303 

Pr;=T*-i :r. j*r:: "Wrl'.inr* ■ f Washington Ford > S. Y. 1«0. 5. 9M. 

:!•■•: e. 

Conmiiree: LL-ve'.]. HeywanJ bnd Roberdeao. 

1777 Continental Congress. Resolves. Investigation of pay mat- 

Mav 9 tors. D. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. Enciosed 

in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Mav 10. 90, 187 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

May 10 Congress. Philadelphia]. Movement of troops; 



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COBRESPONDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 146 

want of money; recruiting accounts. Draft. 2 
pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade 
and Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
May 13. A. H, 306 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 854, 
note. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the Board of 

May 10 War, Philadelphia]. Defense of passes of the 

Hudson river. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. A. II, 307 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

May 10 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Investiga- 

tion of withholding pay from soldiers; return of 
army; Delaware and Pennsylvania militia. L. S. 
of John Hancock. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Jacob Rush. Answered May 12*. 90, 185 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Certain appointments. 

May 10 D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in President 

of Congress to Washington, 1777, May 15. 

90,191 

1777 Morris, Robert. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

May 10 [Morristown]. Introducing [Charles] Armand 

[-Tufin], Marquis de la Rouerie. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

16, 155 

1777 Board of War. [i^hiladelphia.] To [George] Washington 

May 11 [Morristown]. Letters to Gov. [William] Liv- 

ingston and [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] Putnam; strength 
of army in Jersey; disbanding militia. A. L. S. 
of Richard Peters. Answered May 12 *. 16, 154 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of] 

May 12 Congress [Philadelphia]. Dishonesty of oflScers 

in withholding pay of soldiers; state of army. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, Ma}^ 13. 

A. II, 309 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 369. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

May 12 Congress, Philadelphia]. [Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] 

Arnold's claim to rank. L. S. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

C. C. 162, 4, 175 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 862. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of] 

May 12 Congress [Philadelphia]. [Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] 

28632—06 10 



146 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

Arnold; charges against his character. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. A. II, 313 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 862. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the Board of 

May 12 War, Philadelphia]. Exchange of certain pris- 

oners; militia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. A. 11, 316 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Brigadier appointments; 

May 12 exemption of post-riders and others from military 

duties. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1777, May 
15. 90, 191 

1777 Lovell, James. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

May 12 [Morristown], [Frangois, Marquis de] Malmedy's 

rank. A. L. S. 2 pp. 16, 168 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President 

May 13 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Convict servants 

recruited into the Virginia regiments. Draft 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. A. II, 317 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Relief of American sym- 

May 13 pathizers in Nova Scotia; case of [Richard] Camp- 

bell. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 
President of Congress, 1777, May 15. 90, 191 

1777 Rnsh, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

May 13 ton [Morristown]. Danger to health of troops in 

taking the field earl3\ A. L. S. 2 pp. 16, 172 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Forage-master's depart- 

May 14 ment; intrenching tools; horses, wagons, etc. 

Quartermaster's department; penalty for private 
use of public stores. Broadside. 2 pp. Printed 
by John Dunlap. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, May 15. 90, 200 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Clothing for Virginia 

May 14 troops. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 

President of Congress to Washington, 1777, May 
27. 90, 198 

1777 Penet, P[ierre]. Nantes [France]. To George Washington 

May 14 [Morristown, New Jersey]. Introducing D'Avout, 

A. L. S. 1 p. (In French). Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1777, July 
25. C. C. 162, 4, 421 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 147 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Minor military matters. 

May 15 D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in President 

of Congress to Washington, 1777, May 27. 

90,198 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. . To 

May 15 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Commis- 

sions for brigadiers. L. S. of John Hancock. 
In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 90, 189 

1777 Washington, (xeorge. Morristown. To [the President 

May 16 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Commission for 

[Charles] Armand, [-Tufin, Marquis de la Rou- 
erie]; expectations of French officers. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 
Read in Congress, May 19. A. II, 319 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 867. 

1777 Schnyler, Ph[ilip John]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

May 18 Washington [Morristown]. Quakers and blank- 

ets; debate over Schuyler's supplanting Gates in 
command in the North. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
May 23. 16, 244 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

May 20 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Introduc- 

ing Mrs. Graydon of Philadelphia. L. S. of John 
Hancock. 1 p. 90, 193 

1777 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

May 20 [Morristown]. Inclosing resolves respecting the 

recruitmg service. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 
1 p. 95, 322 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of] 

^^^ 21 Congress [Philadelphia]. Enclosmg return of 

forces in Jersey; need of secrecy as to state of 
the army. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, May 23. Referred 
to the Board of War. A. II, 321 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Northern Department 

May 21 affairs. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 

President of Congress, to Washington, 1777, 
May 27. 90, 198 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. [Fran^^ois] Louis [Teisse- 

May 22 dre, Marquis de] Fleury . D. S. of John Hancock, 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1777, May 27. 90, 198 

1777 Howe, [Sir] W[illiani]. New York. To [George Wasbing- 

May 22 ton, Morristown]. Exchange of prisoners, ill 



146 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

Arnold; charges against his character. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. A. II, 313 

Printed: WriUngs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 862. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the Board of 

May 12 War, Philadelphia]. Exchange of certain pris- 

oners; militia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. A. 11, 316 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Brigadier appointments; 

^l^Y ^2 exemption of post- riders and others from military 

duties. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1777, May 
15. 90, 191 

1777 Lovell, James. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

May 12 [Morristown]. [Francois, Marquis de] Malmedy's 

rank. A. L. S. 2 pp. 15, 168 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President 

May 13 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Convict servants 

recruited into the Virginia regiments. Draft 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. A. II, 317 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Relief of American sym- 

May 13 pathizers in Nova Scotia; case of [Richard] Camp- 

bell. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 
President of Congress, 1777, May 15. 90, 191 

1777 Rnsh, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

May 13 ton [Morristown]. Danger to health of troops in 

taking the field earl3\ A. L. S. 2 pp. 15, 172 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Forage-master's depart- 

May 14 ment; intrenching tools; horses, wagons, etc. 

Quartermaster's department; penalty for private 
use of public stores. Broadside. 2 pp. Printed 
by John Dunlap. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, May 15. 90, 200 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Clothing for Virginia 

May 14 troops. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 

President of Congress to Washington, 1777, May 
27. 90, 198 

1777 Penet, P[ierre]. Nantes [France]. To George Washington 

May 14 [Morristown, New Jersc}"]. Introducing D'Avout, 

A. L. S. 1 p. (In French). Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1777, July 
25. C. C. 152, 4, 421 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 147 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Minor military matters. 

May 15 D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in President 

of Congress to Washington, 1777, May 27. 

90,198 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

May 15 [George] Washington [Morristown], Commis- 

sions for brigadiers. L. S. of John Hancock. 
In handwriting of Jacob Kush. 90, 189 

1777 Washington, (Jeorge. Morristown. To [the President 

May 16 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Commission for 

[Charles] Armand, [-Tufin, Marquis de la Rou- 
erie]; expectations of French officers. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 
Read in Congress, May 19. A. II, 319 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 867. 

1777 Schnyler, Ph[ilip John]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

May 18 Washington [Morristown], Quakers and blank- 

ets; debate over Schuyler's supplanting Gates in 
command in the North. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
May 23. 16, 244 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

May 20 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Introduc- 

ing Mrs. Graydon of Philadelphia. L. S. of John 
Hancock. 1 p. 90, 193 

1777 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

May 20 [Morristown]. Inclosing resolves respecting the 

recruitmg service. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 
1 p. 96, 322 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of] 

May 21 Congress [Philadelphia]. Enclosmg return of 

forces in Jersey; need of secrecy as to state of 
the army. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, May 23. Referred 
to the Board of War. A. II, 321 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Northern Department 

May 21 affairs. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 

President of Congress, to Washington, 1777, 

May 27. 90, 198 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. [Fran^^ois] Louis [Teisse- 

May 22 drc, Marquis de] Fleury . D. S. of John Hancock. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1777, May 27. 90, 198 

1777 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. New York. To [George Washing- 

May 22 ton, Morristown], Exchange of prisoners, ill 



148 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

m 

treatment of Lt. Col. [Archibald] Campbell. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1777, May 28. 

C. C. 162, 4, 1^ 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1834. 4, &59. 

1777 [Howe, Sir William. ] New York. To [George] Washing- 

May 22 ton [Morristown]. Complaints of Lt. Col. [Archi- 

bald] Campbell's treatment. [Exti*act of letter.] 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
William Grayson? Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1777, June 13-15. 

C. C. 162, 4, 265 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John], Philadelphia. To [George] 

May 22 Washington [Morristown]. James Fisher, a 

tory. L. S. 1 p. Answered May 23. 16, 282 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

May 24 Congress, Philadelphia]. Col. [Timothy] Picker- 

ing as Adjutant-General; defense of Highlands; 
artillery regiment. Draft. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison and George 
Lewis. Read in Congress, May 27. Referred to 
Board of War. ^ A. 11,323 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 886. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Charles Thom- 

May 24 son, Philadelphia]. Papers respecting establish- 

ment of a cavalry corps. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. A. II, 327 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Command of the light 

May 26 horse; pardoning power; chaplains; miscellane- 

ous matters. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Mav 27. 90, 198 

1777 Lovell, James. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

May 26 [Morristown]. Introducing a German officer 

[Maj. Henry Emanuel Lutterloh]; promotion of 
[Charles] Armand [-Tufin, Marquis de la Rou- 
erie]. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 4. 

16, 307 

1777 Eoberdeau, Daniel. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

May 26 ton [Morristown J. Personal matters; chaplains 

and profanity in the army; recommending certain 
clergymen. A. L. S. 4 pp. 16, 303 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 149 

[1777J [Schnyler, Philip John.] [Philadelphia] To [the Presi- 

[May 26] dent of Congress, Philadelphia.] Raising of 

horse in vicinity of Albany. Extract of letter. 

1 p. In handwriting of William Churchill Hous- 
ton. Tmnsmitted to Washington. 90, 201 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

May 27 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Northern 

department; chaplains. L. S. of John Hancock. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. Answered 
May 29.* 90, 196 

1777 Forman, David. Philadelphia. To the Board of War 

May 27 [Philadelphia]. Cutting off intercourse with 

enemy by way of Sandy Hook. Recent copy. 
1 p. Original enclosed in Board of War to 
Washington, 1777, May 30. 15, 316 

1777 Walton, George. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

May 27 ton [Morristown]. Col. [John] White's wish to 

recruit outside of Georgia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

15, 312 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of] 

May 28 Congress [Philadelphia]. Controversy with Howe 

over exchange of prisoners. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. Read in 
Congress, May 29. Referred to the Board of 
War. . A. II, 329 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford), N. Y. 1890. ft, 394. 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook [New Jersey]. To 

May 29 [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Ap- 

pointment of chaplains; raising troops of horse. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. Read in Congress, May 30. A. II, 331 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Teams exempted from im- 

May 29 pressment; artiller}^ from Virginia. D. S. of 

John Hancock. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, June 5. 90, 204 

1777 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Paris. To [George] Washington 

May 29 [Middlebrook]. Introducing Comte [Casimir] 

Pulaski. Contemporary cc)p3'. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1777, Aug. 21. 

C. C. 152, 4, 529 

1777 [McDougall, Alexander.] Peekskill. To [George Wash- 

May 29 ington, Middlebrook]. Arrival of reenforcements 

for enemy; desertions from Roger's Rangers. 



150 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

[Extract of a letter.] Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress 1777, May 31. C. C. 162, 4, 217 

1777 Sullivan, John. Princeton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

May 29 Washington [Middlebrook]. Movements of ene- 

my's ships. [Extract of letter.] Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
. Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, May 31. C. C. 162, 4, 219 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Commissions for French- 

May 30 men. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in Presi- 

dent of Congress to Washington, 1777, June 5. 

90,204 

1777 Continental Congress, Committee on Foreign Applications. 

May 30 To [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. En- 

closing list of French officers arriving :ji the ' 
Amphitrite; [Charles Melchoir Garde dej Mati- 
gny's aptitude in English. A. L. S. of James 
Lovell, 2 pp. 16, 11 

1777 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington, 

May 30 Middlebrook. Relief of American prisoners; 

[Brig.] Gen. [David] Forman's letter; conduct of 

Capt. John Doyle. A. L. S. of Richard Peters, 

2 pp. 16, 317 

[1777] French Officers. List of those who came over on the 

[May 30] Amphitrite. 3 pp. (In French.) Enclosed in 

Committee on Foreign Applications to Washing- 
ton, 1777, May 30. 16. 13 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

May 31 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Du Coudray and the 

command of the artillery. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, June 2. Referred to the Board of 
War. A. II, 333 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford), N. Y. 1890. 5. 401. 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

May 31 of Congress, Philadelphia], Intentions of enemy; 

Pennsylvania militia as guard for Philadelphia; 
success at Sag Harbor. Draft. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Ten('h Tilghman. A. II, 387 

[1777] Anonjrmons. Intelligence of enemy's designs. 2 pp. In 

[May] handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 

Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
May 31. C. C. 162, 4, 216 




CORRESPONDENCE OF OEOROE WASHINGTON 151 

1777 Washing^n, George. Middiebrook. To [the President 

JuN£ 2 of Congress, Philadelphia]. News from the north ; 

deficiencies in the armies; militia. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Read in 
Congress, June 5. Referred to the Board of 
War. A. II, 343 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Retaliation for treatment 

J^^"2 of [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee; encouragement of 

desertion from British. D. S. of John Hancock. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1777, June 5. 90, 204 

1777 Washing^n, George. Middiebrook. To George Walton 

June 2 [Philadelphia]. Question of recruiting a regi- 

ment for Georgia. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Tench Tilghman. A. U, 345 

1777 Washington, George. Middiebrook. To Lt. Gen, 

June 2 [Charles, Earl] Cornwallis, Brunswick [New Jer- 

sey]. Complaint of cruelty displayed in killing 
of Lt. [William] Martin. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. In handwriting of William Grayson ? En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, June 13-15. C. C. 162, 4, 269 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 411. note. 

1777 Cornwallis, [Charles, Earl]. Brunswick [New Jersey]. To 

June 2 [George] Washington [Middiebrook]. Reply to 

charges of cruelty in case of Lt. [William] Martin. 
Contemporary copj'. 1 p. In handwriting of 
William Grayson? Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1777, June 13-15. 

C. C. 162, 4, 271 

1777 Washington, George. Middiebrook. To [the President 

Juj« 3 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Pardon for loyalists. 

L. S. 4 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, June 6. Referred 
to the Board of War. C. C. 162, 4, 225 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 407. 

1777 Washington, George. Middiebrook. To [James Lovell, 

Ju^'*4 Philadelphia]. Qualifications of Maj. [Henry 

* Emanuel] Lutterloh. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 

writing of Tench Tilghman. A. II, 351 

1777 Washington, George. Middiebrook. To [the President 

^vsit5 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Requesting opinion 

of Congress on Howe's letter respecting prisoners. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. A. II, 353 



152 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 5 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. [Brig,] 

Gen. [Thomas] Mifflin; encoui*agement of deser- 
tion from enemy. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Jacob Rush. Answered June 
6*. 90, 202 

1777 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

Jr.NK 5 ington [Middlebrook]. Answer to his letter of 

May 22. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
June 5. C. C. 152, 4, 231 

1777 Knox, Henry. Middlebrook. To [George] Washington 

Joncd [Middlebrook]. Resolution of Congress as to 

ranking of French officers in the artillery. Con- 
temporary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of Wil- 
liam Grayson ? Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1777, June 5. 

C. C. 1S8, 4, 241 

1777 Willis, Enoch. [Middlebrook.] Examination of. Prep- 

J^^"^ arations of enemy for embarkation. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress. 1777, 
June 8. C. C. 1S8, 4« 251 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

Jr2fE6 of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Rank of French 

officers in the artillery: intentions of enemv. 
Draft. 4r pp. In handwriting of Richard ELidder 
Meade and Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress, June 9. Referred to Board of War. 

A. U, 8^ 

Printed, in pan: Writing? of Washinflrun (Ftid' N. T. ISHl Si. 413. 

1777 Waihington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

War. Philadelphia]. Prisoners and minor mili- 
tary matters. Draft. 2 pp. In handwiitii^ of 
Tench Tilghman. A. U, ^^9 

1777 Waihington, George. Middlebrook. To James LotcO 

^^'^^ ^ [Philadelphia]. Question of seniority of Fneoch 

offi<:*er.s. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of TtwtA 

Tilghman. 1. IL S>1 

1777 Waihington, George. Middlebrook. To [Robert McffTiSi. 

•'^^^^'^ Philadelphia]. Major Apollos Morris. Diait 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Ti^famiA. 

A. IL^l 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 153 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 6 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Exchange 

negotiations and miscellaneous matters. L. S. of 
John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob 
Rush. Answered June 8.* 90, 208 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Negotiations for exchange 

JrNE6 of prisoners; Deputy-judge advocates general; 

Commissary general of prisoners. D. S. of John 
Hancock. 2 pp. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, June 6. 90, 206 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 7 [George] Washington [Smith's Clove, New York]. 

Transmitting resolves; Maj. Gen. [Horatio] 
Gates's letter referred to the Treasury. L. S. of 
John Jay. 1 p. Answered June 14.* 93, 201 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Regimental paymasters. 

June 7 D, S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in President 

of Congress to Washington, 1777, June 13. 

90,215 

1777 Mitchell, William. Middlebrook. Examination of. In- 

JuNE 7 formation of enemy's designs. 1 p. In hand- 

writing of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1777, June 8. 

C. C. 152, 4, 249 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

^^^^ ® of Congress, Philadelphia]. Exchange of prison- 

ers; chaplains; enemj^'s movements. Draft. 3 
pp. In handwriting of Robeil Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, June 9. Referred to Board of 
War. A. II, eS63 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 418. 

1777 [Jackson, Henry]. Boston. To [Brig.] Gen. [Henry] 

June 8 Knox [Middlebrook], Captures of transports by 

Continental armed vessels. [Extract of letter.] 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1777, June 20. 

C. C. 152, 4, 283 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Arrest of Maj. Apollos 

^^^^^^ Morris. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 

President of Congress to Washington, 1777, June 
13. 90, 215 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. [Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] 

June 10 Arnold ordered to Trenton. D. S. of John Han- 



1777 




June 


10-11 


1777 




JrxE 


11 


1777 




June 


13 


1777 




June 


13-15 



154 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

cock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1777, June 13. 90, 215 

1777 Continental Congress, Kesolves. Retaliation in treatment 

June 10 of prisoners; Col. Abraham Sheppard; rank of 

officers. A. D. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, June 13. 90, 213 

Continental Congress, Resolves. Commissaries General of 
Purchases, Issues, etc.; duties. Broadside. 
Printed by Dunlap. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1777, June 24. 90, 209 

Continental Congress, Resolve. New Jersey militia. D. S. 
of John Hancock. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, June 13. 90, 215 

Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Charles Thom- 
son [Philadelphia]. Plan for establishment of 
cavalry. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alex- 
ander Hamilton. A. II, 365 

Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 
of] Congress [Philadelphia]. British outrages; 
treatment of prisoners; difficulty with Howe over 
an exchange; ownership of horses for cavalry; 
designs of enemy against Philadelphia; execution 
of Abraham Patton; advance of the enemy; 
[Brig.] Gen. [John Philip] De Haas. Draft. 4 
pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade, 
Robert Hanson Harrison and Caleb Gibbs. Read 
in Congress, June 16. Referred to Board of 
War. A. II, 367 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Ji:n'e13 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Retalia- 

tion in treatment of prisoners; Col. Abraham 
Sheppard; fortifications on the Delaware. L. S. 
of John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Jacob Rush. 90, 211 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

June 14 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Advance of enemy. 

L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Referred to the Board of War. 

C. C. 152, 4, 273 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

JuHc 14 War, Philadelphia]. Enclosing establishment and 

pay of light dragoons. Draft, 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. 11, 871 



COBRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 155 

1777 [Schuyler, Philip John.] Saratoga [New York]. To 

June 16 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Intelligence 

of a prisoner as to British in Canada. Contem- 
porary copy of all but last paragraph of original 
letter. 2 pp. In handwriting of John Fitzger- 
ald. Enclosed in Washington to the President of 
Congress, 1777, June 20. C. C. 162, 4, 281 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Pay of Commissary Gen- 

JuNsie erals. Broadside. Printed by Dunlap. Enclosed 

in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
June 24. 90, 209 

1777 Continental Congress, Kesolves. [Brig.] Gen. [John Philip] 

June 16 . De Haas. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 

President of Congress to Washington, 1777, June 
20. 90, 224 

1777 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington, 

June 16 Middlebrook. Spears, cartridge-boxes, etc.; 

quartermaster of militia horse. A. L. S. of 
Richard Peters. 1 p. 96, 91 

1777 Schnyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort Edward [New York]. To 

June 16 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Expected 

attack on Ticonderogs^; supplies and reenforce- 
ments. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of John Fitzgerald. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1777, June 
20. C. C. 152, 4, 282 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Monument to [David] 

June 17 Wooster; Col. Abraham Sheppard's command. 

D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1777, June 20. 

90,224 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Lt.] Gen. [Sir 

June 18 William] Howe [New York]. British treatment 

of prisoners. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
June 13-15. C. C. 152, 4, 261 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 423. 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Appointments of Com- 

JuNElS missaries and others. D. S. of John Hancock. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, June 24. 90, 230 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Power of general oflScer on 

J^'NBls separate command. D. S. of John Hancock. 



|/)(J LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, June 20. 90. 224 

1777 I Houston, William Churchill] Memorandum of appoint- 

.h NK IH- mentis of commissaries and deputies. A. D. 1 p. 

^"'•*^ Transmitted to Washington. 90,266 

1777 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Jink 10 [Middlebrook]. Returns of aims and military 

stores fi-om Continental agents. A. L. S. of 
Richard Peters. 2 pp. 16, 152 

1777 Waihington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

Junk 20 of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Puzzling move- 

ments^ of the British. Draft. 4 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison and Caleb 
Gibbs, Read in Congress, June 23. A. U, 373 

Pr::i:i^i ::i ptr: Writiag* of Wuhington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 414. 

1777 Waskingtoa. George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

Jt^KiV War Phifciielphia]. Spears and tin cartridge 

oase>: quart ermasters of troops of horse. Draft 
:i pp. In haDdwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. 11,377 

1777 Cmti&ttta: Ganfrcn. Preadent Philadelphia. To 

.»^N^'->^ G^^rv??' Wa^iingtoo [Middlebrook]. Tran^ 

r:i:rrir;a: .-vsjoIitc^ L. S. of John Hancock. 2 
pc. Ir bi^dvrtting of Jacob Rush. Answeivd 
)-^r>: il* 90,2*3 

1777 Cte^iMft^ O MmnMi > S<^xv\e. Formation of an invalid 

,h\viV .^ ry>^ r*. >. o-f J<4in Hancock. Enclosed im 

;V.>:*i^ir: .*: CcirgrKs to Washington. 177T, 

r ^ ;.f i^. 90l ^y 

\TTT W^bs2L:i^^». ^^r*^- Mbiiipbrook. To [the Presid^fK 

'^vs' ,■: CvToyrr-*!^ F^iiaielphia]. Business of tfc 

^\.ttiiii.>i?!5ir7 rVjifcrtaDenl. Draft. 1 p. la 
!;«.jv:> rrcxnf «*£ S<?c^2i Hanson Harrison. 

A. n.3w 

\}jj W%^itJi^a». ,Vvrw. Xbiii^bivxik. To [the Pn^iiHifi 

\N . J.ii;i--:>5v :>jiifc3e!phii]. Retirement of chtf 

sc'>ii '^;ai S5irri:js>wick. Draft 3 pp. In 
i,».ixi'»— t-fiu: *c r^fOK'i Tilghman. Read in Con.- 
^ - >8s .* liw i^ A. IL 3fi. 

W y^c*^ >x.i:>m.u. :*iiia!itfvpwa. To [the Board cp£ War. 

**' :^k:x *pu»s* . IV<OTt of pike for riAniKa: 
, • -^.i^'.^ ;^uiifib^cs^ *te, L. S. 1 p. Tbmis- 



\ * 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 157 

1777 Continental Gongpress, Resolves. Proyision supplies; com- 

June 23 missary of prisoners. D. S. of John Hancock. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1777, June 24. 90, 230 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

JTyNE24 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. British 

retreat from Brunswick ; commissary department. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Jacob Kush. 90, 228 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Reciprocal provision, ar- 

June24 rangement with enemy for prisoners; contracts. 

D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1777, June 24. 

90,230 

1777 Williamson, Matthew jr. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

June 24 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Intelligence 

of enemy. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of John Fitzgerald. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1777, June 
25. C. C. 162, 4, 299 

1777 Washington, George. Quibbletown [New Jersey]. To 

J^K 25 [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Re- 

treat and pursuit of the enemy to Amboy . Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Read in Congress, June 26. A. H, 385 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 450. 

1777 Washington, George. Quibbletown. To Col. [Baron] 

June 25 D' Arendt [Quibbletown ?]. Permission to go to 

Philadelphia; treaty with Prussia. L. S. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

C. C. 162, 4, 301 

1777 St Clair, Arthur. Ticonderoga. [New York]. To Maj. 

Ji^NE 25 Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Saratoga, New 

York]. Enemy at Crown Point; militia; inability 
to defend Ticonderoga. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
July 2. C. C. 162, 4, 325 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

"^^^'^ 28 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Advance of enemy 

and consequent manoevers [skirmish of Short 
Hills, New Jersey]. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress, June 30. A. II, 389 

Printed: Writings of Wfiu?hington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 452. 



15^ UBEAEY OF COXGEEfiS 

1777 Board of War. I^iladeli^iia. To ^George] WashingtoOy 

^^^^* ^ Quibhletown Tkliddlebrook\ Dispodtioa of can- 

non fr?m France. Noce of this letter being 
found in paper? of Lc. 'Charles t[ Cameron. A. 
L. of Richard Peters. 1 p. 17, 137 

1777 WaahiagtozL GeorgH-. Middlebrook. To ^the President 

jryiSfc- of iSongr^rss, Philadelphia\ Lo<ss of British in 

reireat to Ambov: object of their movements 

m m 

Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Bobert Hanson 
Harris-.n. A. II, 393 

1777 Hicks. WiUiaiu. New York. To '< tov.] William Franklin, 

""^^^^ Litchneld [Connecticut \ Mrs. Franklin'» poor 

health. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington 
to the Pre^dent of Congress. 1777. .July 55. 

C. C. 152, 4« 389 

1777 Washington. George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

JryE 3D War. Philadelphia]. Arrival of artUlenr in the 

A ?/'j'^i iir^'tr : distribution of the guns: irregularity 
of system of obtaining supplies. Draft. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. IL 3^7 

[1777] Ihi Condray. Philip Charles Jean Baptiste Tronson. 

IJryK^ [Philadelphia. ] Obser\"ations on the fortifications 

of the Delaware: Billingsport. and Bed Bank. 
Contemporary ix^py. 7 pp. In handwriting of 
William Chui\*h:ll Houston. Env*losed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1777. June 13. 

90,217 

1777 Washington. Georjre. Middlebrook. To [the President 

Jv^Y i of Conj:re». Philadelphia]. Retreat of British 

fr«.>m Am^K\v. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Kolx^rt H:in5<»n Harri>on. Read in Congress, 

.hily 3. A. II. 401 

1777 Continental Congress. ReM^>lves. Harrison*s artillery: elec- 

JvLY 1 tion of Der::tv Cv>mmi>sarv of Issues. Robert 

Hoi»jv? and Pl-.ysioian General of Hospital, Mid- 
dle Depcirtnieiu. Dr. Benjamin Rush: arms for 
Connoi'ti^ i:t. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed 
in President of L'ongress to Washington. 1777, 
Julv ,\ 16,244 

1777 SnlliTan, John. Middlebr^x^k. To [the President of Con- 

JrLY 1 gress. Philadolj-JiiH]. Conditional resignation. 

Greene. XathanaeK To Congress. Conditional resigna- 
nation. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 159 

July 1 Knox, Henry. To Congress. Conditional resignation. 

A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
July 8 90, 238 

1777 Wathington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

July 2 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Uncertainty of Brit- 

ish intentions; Howe's junction with Burgoyne; 
designs against Philadelphia. Draft. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison and 
Richard Kidder Meade. Read in Congress, July 
3. A. II, 403 

Printed: Writings of Waahington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 461. 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Travelling expenses of 

July 2 Deputy Commissary Generals of Purchases; elec- 

tion of Dr. William Brown in room of Dr. [Ben- 
jamin] Rush. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
July 5. 16,244 

1777 Wabhington, George. Morristown [New Jersey]. To 

July 5 [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Dis- 

position of troops; enemy's intentions; questions 
of pay to certain oflBcers; low state of funds. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. A. H, 407 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 5 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 

16, 241 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

JiLY 7 Congress, Philadelphia]. Preparations for em- 

barkation of enemy; scarcity of arms; pay of 
troops. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Read in Congress, July 8. 

A. n, 411 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the Board of 

July 7 War, Philadelphia]. Spears and cartridge canis- 

ters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. II, 413 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Impropriety of letters of 

July 7 Sullivan, Greene and Knox. A. D. S. of Wil- 

liam Churchill Houston, countersigned by John 
Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, July 8. 90, 237 



160 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Thanks of Congress for 

July 7 march of army and battle of Monmouth. Con- 

tempoi'ary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 
1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1778, July 8. 91, 227 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 8 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Letters of 

Sullivan, Greene and Knox to Congress. L. S. 
of John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Jacob Rush. Answered July 12.* 90, 235 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Defense of the Delaware; 

^^^^' ^ appointments of Frenchmen; [Maj.] Gen. [Hora- 

tio] Gates. Contemporary copy, attested by 
Charles Thomson, countersigned by John Han- 
cock. 2 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1777, July 8. 90, 234 

1777 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington, 

Ji^^LY 8 Morristown. Want of arms and clothing in 

Northern Department; returns and responsibility 
of noncommissioned officers; arms at Springfield; 
spears and cartridge cannisters; Du Coudray's 
letter. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 2 pp. An- 
swered July 12.* 16, 266 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

^^'^^ ^ Congress, Philadelphia]. Confusion in the Com- 

missary of Provisions department. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. II, 415 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort Edward [New York]. To 

*^^^^ ^ [George] Washington [Morristown]. Retreat of 

army; consternation of country; lack of men, 
ammunition and supplies; Ticonderoga. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1777, July 12. 

C. C. 162, 4, 345 

1777 Trumbull, Joseph. Morristown. To [George] Washing- 

JuLY 9 ton [Morristown]. DiflSculties of the Commissary 

under Congress' new regulations. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, July 9. C. C. 162, 4, 336 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of] 

July 10 Congress [Philadelphia]. Evacuation of Ticon- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 161 

deroga; [Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold to be sent 
to the north. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
July 11. A. n, 417 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 472. 

1777 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington, 

July 10 Morristown. Lack of arms in Armand's corps; 

inquiry as to cause. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 
1 p. Answered July 16.* 16, 280 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Committee to repair to 

July 11 headquarters to enquire into state of army, in- 

vestigate the commissaries and other departments: 
Livingston, Gerry and Clymer. A. D. of Gerry. 
Transmitted to Washington with Committee to 
Washington, 1777, July 16? 90, 239 

1777 [Spencer, Joseph.] Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George 

. ^^^^' ^^ Washington, Morristown]. Capture of Maj. Gen. 

[Robert] Prescott. [Extract of letter.] Contem- 
porary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Caleb 
Gibbs. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1777, July 16. C. C. 162, 4, 359 

1777 Washington, George. Pompton Plains [New Jersey]. To 

July 12 [the President of] Congress [Philadelphia], 

Evacuation of Ticonderoga; reenforcements and 
supplies for [Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler; 
[Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold to go to the north; 
movement of Continental Army and intentions of 
British. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. A. II, 421 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 475, 
note. 

1777 Washington, George. Pompton Plains. To [the Board of 

Ji'LY 12 War, Philadelphia]. Lack of arms in the north- 

ern array; want of clothes; distribution of sup- 
plies under control of one person. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. A. II, 425 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Reenforcements for the 

'^^'^^' ^^ army. Contemporary copy, attested by Charles 

Thomson, countersigned by John Hancock. 
1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1777, July 14. 90, 242 
1777 Washington, George. ''Vanaulen 8 miles f rom Pumpton 
July 14 Plains." To [the President of] Congress [Phila- 
delphia]. Movement of army toward the North 

28632— OC 11 



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162 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

river. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, July 16. 

A. n, 429 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 14 [George] Washington [en route to Suffem'sTaveni, 

New York]. Troops to join the army. L. S. of 
John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob 
Rush. , 90, 240 

1777 Board of War. Return of tents sent from Philadelphia 

July 14 since commencement of this campaign. Tabular 

statement, contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Board of War to Washington, 1780, July 15. 

96, 163 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort Edward [New York]. To 

July 14 [George] Washington [en route to Suffern's]. 

Situation; confusion and weakness of the army; 
want of supplies; removal of stores from Fort 
George and retreat of army. Contemporary 
copy. 4 pp. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of 
Congress, 1777, July 18. C. C. 163, 4, 366 

1777 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

July 15 [Suffern's]. Case of Hudson Burr; tents. A. 

L. S. of Richard Peters. 2 pp. Answered 
July 28.* 96, 161 

yjtjtj Heath, W[illiamJ. Boston. To [George] Washington 

July 15 [Suffern's]. Introducing Mons. D'Avout; loss of 

Northern army in the retreat. L. S. 1 p. 
Transmitted to Congress. C. C. 162, 4, 426 

1777 Washington, George. Near [Smith's] Clove [New York]. 

July 16 . To [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. In- 

tentions of British; artillery; militia; commis- 
sary's department. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, July 17. 

A. 11,431 

1777 Washington, George. At [Smith's] Clove. To [the Presi- 

July 16 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Capture of 

[Brig.] Gen. [Robert] Prescott; movement of 
troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, July 19. 

A. II, 433 

1777 Washington, George. ''New Jersey" [Smith's Clove]. 

July 16 To [Lt. Gen. Sir] William Howe [New York]. 

Exchange of Maj. Gen. [Robert] Prescott for 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEOROE WASHINGTON 163 

Maj. Gen. [Charles] Lee. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, July 26. C. C. 162, 4, 391 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 487. 

1777 Wadiiiigton, George. [Smith's] Clove. To [the Board 

July 16 of War, Philadelphia]. Lack of arms. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

A. II, 435 

1777 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

July 16 [Smith's Clove]. Employment of Dupr6 as 

armourer. L. S. of Kichard Peters. 1 p. 16, 330 

1777 GontiiLental Gongpress, Committee. [Suffern's Tavern, New 

[July 16?] York]. To George Washington [Morristown]. 

Committee to enquire mto state of anny. A. 
D. S. of El bridge Gerry in 3d person. 90, 239 

Committee: Livingston, Gerry and Clymer. 

1777 Washington, George. At [Smith's] Clove. To [the Presi- 

JuLY 18 dent of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Condition of 

affairs at the North. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. A. II, 437 

1777 Washington, G[eorge]. At [Smith's] Clove. To [the Com- 

July 19 mittee of Congress at camp]. Food for the army; 

clothes; printing-press at headquarters; geogra- 
pher. Auto, draft signed. 6 pp. Read in 
Congress, July 24. Referred to Board of War. 

A. II, 439 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 5, 493. 
Committee to repair to camp: Livingston, Gerry and Clymer. 

1777 ♦ Nixon, John. Kingsborough [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 
July 21 [Philip John] Schuyler [Fort Edward, New York], 

Reports of arrival of British and Indians; fate of 
scouting parties. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, July 25. C. C. 162, 4, 395 

1777 Washington, George. [Smith's] Clove. To [the President 

July 22 of Congress, Philadelphia], Uncertainty as to 

movements of the enemy. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress July 24. Referred to Board of War 
*'who are directed to confer with the executive 
powers of Pennsylvania and take immediate and 



164 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

effectual measures to carry into execution the 
views and wishes of the general." A. II, 446 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 602. 

1777 Franklin, W[illiam]. Litchfield [Connecticut]. To 

July 22 [George] Washington [Smith's Clove]. Mrs. 

Franklin's ill health; requests permission to go 
to her. A. L. S. 4 pp. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1777, July 25. 

C. C. 162, 4, 385 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort Edward [New York]. To 

July 22 [George] Washington [Smith's Clove]. Evacua- 

tion of Ticonderoga; weak state of army; lack of 
everything; Maj. Gen. [Benedict] Arnold and re- 
inforcements. Contemporary cop3\ 2 pp. In 
handwriting of John Fitzgerald. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
July 25. C. C. 162, 4, 393 

1777 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington, 

July 23 Ramapaugh [New Jersey]. Returns from Maj. 

Gen. [Israel] Putnam; resolves respecting invalid 
corps. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. 
Answered July 28*. 96, 192 

1777 Lovell, James. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

July 24 [Ramapaugh]. Case of Du Portail, La Radi^re 

and Gouvion; engagements of Congress; Du 
Coudray's pretensions; foreigners in the service. 
A. L. S. 8 pp. 17, 106 

1777 Washington, George. Ramapaugh [New Jersey]. To 

July 25 [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Gov. 

[William] Franklin's enlargement. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress July 28. A. II, 451 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1834. 5, 6. 

1777 Washington, George. Ramapaugh. To the President of 

July 25 Congress, Philadelphia. Introducing Mons. 

D'Avout. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex- 
ander Hamilton. Read in Congress July 31. 
Referred to Committee on Foreign Applications. 

C. C. 162, 4, 413 

1777 Washington, George. Ramapaugh. To [the President of 

July 25 Congress, Philadelphia]. Uncertainty as to des- 

tination of the enemy; disposition of troops. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress July 26. 

A. U, 447 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 515. 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 165 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Approbation of Lt. Cols. 

July 25 [Return Jonathan] Meigs and [William] Barton; 

beer, vegetables, etc., for army; settlement of 
accounts; appointment of Robert Erskine. Con- 
temporary copy, attested by Charles Thomson, 
countersigned by John Hancock. 2 pp. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, July 26. 90, 245 

[1777] D' Avout, . [Ramapaugh ?] Memorial to Congress 

[July 25?] applying for a commission in the Continental 

Army. A. D. S. in 3* person. 1 p. (In French.) 
Enclosed? in Washington to the President of 
Congress, 1777, July 25. C. C. 162, 4, 423 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 26 [George] Washington [Ramapaugh]. Swoixis for 

Lt. Cols. [Return Jonathan] Meigs and [William] 
Barton. L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Jacob Rush. 90, 243 

1777 Board of War. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

J*'*-^ 26 [Ramapaugh]. Money for use of Northern Depart- 

ment. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. 17, 126 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of] 

July 27 Congress [Philadelphia]. Proposed expedition 

against St. Johns; question of rank; troops march- 
ing toward Philadelphia. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress July 28. A. H, 453 

1777 Brown, John. Kinderhook [New York]. To [Maj. Gen. 

July 27 Philip John Schuyler, Saratoga]. Escape of 

[the British] express. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. En- 
closed m Washmgton to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, Aug. 7. C. C. 162, 4, 451 

1777 Washington, George. Flemingtown [New Jersey]. To 

July 28 [Board of War, Philadelphia]. Accusations 

against Hudson Burr; tents for [Maj.] Gen. 
[Philip John] Schuyler; returns of [Maj.] Gen. 
[Israel] Putnam's force. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. A. II, 455 

1777 Washington, George. Flemingtown [New Jersey]. To 

July 28 [James Lovell? Philadelphia]. Ordinance 

respecting Royal Corps of French Engineers; 



166 LIBBABY OF OONGBESS 

Exchange of prisoners. L. S. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

C. C. 162, 4, 405 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Inquiry into evacuation 

Ji^LY 29 of Ticonderoga. D. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1777, Aug. 2. 90, 265 

1777 Spencer, Joseph. Oneida [New York]. To [Maj.] Gen. 

^^^^ 29 [Philip John] Schuyler [Saratoga]. Meeting of 

Oneida chiefs; need of troops; defense of Fort 
Schuyler. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
Aug. 7. C. C. 152, 4, 449 

Signed by copyist: "Thomas Spencer." 

1777 Washing^ton, George. Coryells Ferry [New] Jersey. To 

^^i^y^ [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. 

Moving to defense of Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress July 31. A. II, 459 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Maj. Gen. [Arthur] St. 

July 30 Clair. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 

President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Aug. 2. 90, 256 

1777 Washington, George. Coryells Ferry. To the President 

July 31 of Congress, Philadelphia. March of army to 

defense of Philadelphia. L. S. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of John Fitzgerald. C. C. 152, 4, 429 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Seizure of disaffected in 

July 31 Pennsylvania; guards for prisoners; militia; 

naval matters; commission to Marquis de La- 
fey ette; recruiting measures, etc. Contemporary 
copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 3 pp. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Aug. 2. 90, 249 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 1 [George] Washington, Chester [Pennsylvania]. 

News of British fleet. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 
1 p. 90, 261 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Maj. Gen. [Philip John] 

Aug. 1 Schuyler and other officers ordered to head-quar- 

ters. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Aug. 2. 90, 365 



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CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 167 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Establishment of post in 

Aug. 1 Georgia. A. D. S. of William Churchill Hous- 

ton. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1777, Aug. 8. 90, 266 

1777 Heath, William. Boston. To [George] Washington 

Aug. 1 [Chester]. Destination of enemy's iSeet. Tran- 

script. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1777, Aug. 9. C. C. 169, 3, 316 

1777 Massaohnsetts, Council. Boston. To [George] Washing- 

Aug. 1 ton [Chester]. Appearance of a fleet off the coast 

Contemporary copy. 1 p, In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1777, Aug. 9. 

C. C. 162, 4, 463 

1777 Sehnyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga. To [George] Wash- 

AuQ. 1 ington [Chester]. Panicky state of troops; 

Howe's junction with Burgoyne; departure of 
Massachusetts militia; [Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] 
Arnold's wish to retire. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of 
Congress, 1777, Aug. 6. C. C. 162, 4, 447 

• ^^^ ^^^ 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 2 [George] Washington, Philadelphia. Transmit- 

ting resolves. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 
Answered Aug 6.* 90, 253 

1777 Adams, John and Others. Philadelphia. To [George] 

Aug. 2 Washington [Philadelphia]. Recommending 

Maj. Gen. [Horatio] Gates to command the 
Northern Army. L. S., signed also: Nathl. 
Folsom, Saml. Adams, Hy. Marchant, Elbridge 
Gerry, Elipht. Dyer and Wm. Williams. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Williams. 17, 169 

1777 Heath, William. Boston. To [George] Washington [Phil- 

AuG. 2 adelphia]. British fleet. Transcript. Enclosed 

in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1777, Aug. 9. C. C. 169, 3, 315 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

AuG. 2 ton [Philadelphia]. Gates in command; Benning- 

ton; Indians. A. L. S. 2 pp. 90, 287 

1777 Walton, George. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

Aug. 2 [Philadelphia]. Employment of enlisted deserters 

in the South. A. L. S. 2 pp. 17, 165 



168 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [the President of 

Aug. 3 Congress, Philadelphia]. Choice of commander 

for the Northern Department; reenforcements 
of militia. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, Aug. 4. 
"Ordered to be taken into consideration at 1 
o'clock." A. 11,461 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 3. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 3 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 
Answered Aug. 3*. 17, 174 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Command of and militia 

Aug. 3 reenforcements for the Northern Army; recall of 

brigadiers. A. D. S. of William Churchill Hous- 
ton, countersigned by John Hancock. 2 pp. 

17, 176 

1777 Board of War. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

Aug. 3 [Philadelphia]. Supply of deficiency of arms. 

A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 2 pp. 17, 170 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Command of the North- 

AuG. 4 , ern Army. A. D. S. of William Churchill Hous- 

ton, countersigned by John Hancock. 1 p. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Aug. 4. 90, 257 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 4 [George] Washington, Philadelphia. Maj. Gen. 

[Horatio] Gates to command Northern Army. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Jacob Rush. 90, 258 

1777 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Flower 

Aug. 4 [Philadelphia]. Arms placed at Washington's 

disposal. Copy by Flower. 

Flower, Benjamin. To [Washington, Philadelphia]. Com- 
missaries to issue arms. A. L. S. 1 p. 96, 223 

1777 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [the Board of 

Aug. 5 War, Philadelphia]. Scarcity of arms; need of 

an armourer; beer, cider and vinegar for troops. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. A. n, 463 

1777 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Aug. 5 [Philadelphia]. Returns of Commissary General 

of arms and stores; repairs. A. L. S. of Richard 
Peters. 1 p. 17, 178 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 169 

1777 Walton, George. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

Aug. 5 [Philadelphia]. Recall of Brig. Gen. [Lachlan] 

Mcintosh from Georgia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

17, 182 

1777 Washington, George. Near Germanto wn [Schuylkill Falls, 

Aug. 6 Pennsylvania]. To [the President of] Congress 

[Philadelphia]. Recall of [Maj.] Genls. [Philip 
John] Schuyler and [Arthur] St. Clair to head- 
quarters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Rob- 
ert Hanson Harrison. A. 11, 467 

1777 Washington, George. [Schuylkill ^Us.] To George 

Aug. 6 Walton, Philadelphia. Appointment of [Brig.] 

Gen. [Lachlan] Mcintosh to a brigade. In hand- 
writing of John Fitzgerald. Draft. 1 p. 

A. II, 469 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Troops for Northern De- 

AuG. 6 partment; Commissaries of Issues and Musters. 

Contemporary copy, attested by William 
Churchill Houston, countersigned by John Han- 
cock. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1777, Aug. 8. 90, 264 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Brig. [Gen. Lachlan] 

Aug. 6 Mcintosh ordered to headquai^ters. A. D. S. of 

William Churchill Houston. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1777, Aug. 8. 

90, 265 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Resignation of Joseph 

Aug. 6 Trumbull. Contemporary copy, attested by 

William Churchill Houston, countersigned by 
John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1777, Aug. 8. 90, 263 

1777 Washington, George. [Schuylkill Falls.] To [the Presi- 

Aug. 7 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Unpromising 

state of affairs in the North. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. II, 471 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Maj. Gen. [Robert] Pres- 

^^^- ^ cott's treatment; exchange of prisoners. Con- 

temporary copy, attested by Charles Thomson, 
countersigned by John Hancock. 1 p. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Aug. 7. 90, 262 

1777 Continental Army, Board of General Officers. [Near Ger- 

AuQ. 7 mantown, Pennsylvania.] To [George] Washing- 



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170 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

ton [near Germantown]. Resolve of Congress 
obliging officers to draw rations with the men; 
disadvantages. A. D. S. of Nath. Greene, Prest. 
^ 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to Congress, 1777, 

} Aug. 9. MisceL 

1777 Pumell, Zadoc. [Worcester County? Maryland] To [the 

Aug. 7 President of Congress, Philadelphia]. British 

fleet off Sinepuxent [Bay, Maryland]. Contempo- 
rary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, Aug. 10. 90, 269 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 8 [George] Washington [Schuylkill Falls]. Trans- 

mitting resolves. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 

1 p. Answered Aug. 9.* 90, 260 

1777 Washington, George. [Schuylkill Falls.] To [the Presi- 

AuG. 9 dent of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Exchange of 

oflBcers; military matters; [Maj.] Genls. [Philip 
John] Schuyler and [Arthur] St. Clair. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
i son. Read in Congress, Aug. 11. Referred to 
I Wilson, J. B. Smith and William Smith. 

I A. II, 473 

S Printed: WriUngs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 16. 

1777 Washington, George. [Schuylkill Falls.] To the Presi- 

AuQ. 9 dent of Congress, Philadelphia. Enclosing intel- 

ligence. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
. Hanson Harrison. C. C. 162, 4, 445 

' 1777 Bnrgoyne, J[ohn]. [Battenkill, New York.] Instructions 

Aug. 9 for Lt. Col. [Friedrich] Baum. Purposes to be 

effected; seizure of horses and cattle. In hand- 
writing of Caleb Gibbs. Endorsed by Charles 
Thomson: '' Published by Order of Congress." 
Referred to the Comtt. of Intelligence. Contem- 
porary copy. 4 pp. C. C. 162, 4, 533 

Committee: Rush, R. H. Lee and Hopkinson. 

1777 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. [Schuylkill Falls.] To [the 

^ Aug. 9 Board of War, Philadelphia]. Difficulties con- 

nected with obtaining horses. Auto, draft signed. 
Ip. A. 11,476 

[1777] Washington, George. Near Germantown [Neshaminy 

[Aug. 10] Camp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania]. To the 

President of Congress, Philadelphia. Acknowl- 
edging receipt of intelligence. L. S. 1 p. In 



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COBBESPONDBNCE OP GEOBGE WASHINGTON 171 

handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Aug. 11. C. C. 162, 4, 459 

Washington's headquarters from Aug. 10 to 28, while the Army was 
at Neshaminy Camp, were about half a mile from Cross Roads, later 
called Hartsville, on Little Neshaminy Creek, Bucks County. His 
letters during this period are indifferently dated: Near Germantown, 
Bucks County, Neshaminy and Cross Roads. 

1777 Washing^n, George. [Neshaminy Camp.] To [the Presi- 

AuQ. 10 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Comparative 

advantages of Billingsport and Fort Island as 
defenses of the Delaware river. Draft. 5 pp. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. Read 
in Congress, Aug. 11. "Referred to the board 
of war who are directed to carry the general's 
plan into execution with all possible despatch.'' 

A. 11,477 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 17. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 10 [George] Washington [Neshaminy Camp]. Brit- 

ish fleet off Sinepuxent [Bay, Maryland]. L. S. of 
John Hancock. Ip. Answered Aug. 10.* 90,267 

1777 Jones, Joseph. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

AfG. 11 [Neshaminy Camp]. Capt. [James] Monroe's 

efforts to recruit in Virginia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

17, 206 

1777 Washington, George. [Neshaminy Camp.] To[thePresi- 

AuG. 12 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. The Jersey 

militia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex- 
ander Hamilton. Read in Congress, Aug. 13. 
Referred to the Board of War. A. H, 483 

1777 Clinton, George. New W indsor [New York]. To [George] 

Aug. 13 Washington [Neshaminy Camp]. Situation in the 

north; New York militia; promises but no troops 
from New England. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
Aug. 16. C. C. 162, 4, 497 

1777 Washington, George. Neshaminy Camp. To [Silas] Deane 

^^®- 13 [Paris]. French officers coming to America. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. A. H, 485 

1777 Washington, George. [Neshaminy Camp.] To [the Presi- 

Aug. 15 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Construction 

of chevaux-de-frize to protect Fort Island. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham- 
ilton. Read in Congress, Aug. 16. A. II, 487 



170 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

ton [near Germantown]. Kei:<olve of Congress 
obliging officers to draw rations with the men; 
disadvantages. A. D. S. of Nath. Greene, Prest. 
1 p. Enclosed in Washington to Congress, 1777, 
Aug. 9. MisoeL 

1777 Pumell, Zadoc. [Worcester County ? Maryland] To [the 

Aug. 7 President of Congress, Philadelphia]. British 

fleet off Sinepuxent [Bay, Maryland]. Contempo- 
rary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, Aug. 10. 90, 269 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 8 [George] Washington [Schuylkill Falls]. Trans- 

mitting resolves. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 

1 p. Answered Aug. 9.* 90, 260 

1777 Washington, George. [Schuylkill Falls.] To [the Presi- 

AuG. 9 dent of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Exchange of 

officers; military matters; [Maj.] Genls. [Philip 
John] Schuyler and [Arthur] St. Clair. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Read in Congress, Aug. 11. Referred to 
Wilson, J. B. Smith and William Smith. 

A. n, 473 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 16. 

1777 Washington, George. [Schuylkill Falls.] To the Presi- 

AuG. 9 dent of Congress, Philadelphia. Enclosing intel- 

ligence. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. C. C. 152, 4, 445 

1777 Burgoyne, J[ohn]. [Battenkill, New York.] Instructions 

Aug. 9 for Lt. Col. [Friedrich] Baum. Purposes to be 

effected; seizure of horses and cattle. In hand- 
writing of Caleb Gibbs. Endorsed by Charles 
Thomson: "Published by Order of Congress." 
Referred to the Comtt. of Intelligence. Contem- 
porary copy. 4 pp. C. C. 152, 4, 533 

Committee: Rush, R. U. Lee and Hopklnson. 

1777 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. [Schuylkill Falls.] To [the 

Aug. 9 Board of War, Philadelphia]. Difficulties con- 

nected with obtaining horses. Auto, draft signed. 
Ip. A. 11,475 

[1777] Washington, George. Near Germantown [Neshaminy 

[Aug. 10] Camp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania]. To the 

President of Congress, Philadelphia. Acknowl- 
edging receipt of intelligence. L. S. 1 p. In 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 171 

handwriting of Eobert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Aug. 11. C. C. 162, 4, 459 

Washington's headquarters from Aug. 10 to 23, while the Army was 
at Neshaminy Camp, were about half a mile from Cross Roads, later 
called Hartsyllle, on Little Neshaminy Creek, Bucks County. His 
letters during this period are indifferently dated: Near Oermantown, 
Bucks County, Neshaminy and Cross Roads. 

1777 Washington, George. [Neshaminy Camp.] To [the Presi- 

A^v^- 10 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Comparative 

advantages of Billingsport and Fort Island as 
defenses of the Delaware river. Draft. 5 pp. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. Read 
in Congress, Aug. 11. ''Referred to the board 
of war who are directed to carry the general's 
plan into execution with all possible despatch." 

A. II, 477 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 17. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^^- 10 [George] Washington [Neshaminy Camp]. Brit- 

ish fleet off Sinepuxent [Bay, Maryland]. L. S. of 
John Hancock. Ip. Answered Aug. 10.* 90,267 

1777 Jones, Joseph. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

^^'G- 11 [Neshaminy Camp], Capt. [James] Monroe's 

efforts to recruit in Virginia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

17, 206 

1777 Washington, George. [Neshaminy Camp.] To [the Presi- 

AuG. 12 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. The Jersey 

militia. Di*aft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex- 
ander Hamilton. Read in Congress, Aug. 13. 
Referred to the Board of War. A. II, 483 

1777 Clinton, George. New W indsor [New York]. To [George] 

Aug. 13 Washington [Neshaminy Camp]. Situation in the 

north; New York militia; promises but no troops 
from New England. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
Aug. 16. C. C. 162, 4, 497 

1777 Washington, George. Neshaminy Camp. To [Silas] Deane 

^^°- ^^ [Paris]. French officers coming to America. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. A. II, 48.5 

1777 Washington, George. [Neshaminy Camp.] To [the Presi- 

Aug. 15 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Construction 

of chevaux-de-frize to protect Fort Island. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham- 
ilton. Refld in Congress, Aug. 16. A. II, 487 



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172 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

1777 , Nelson, Thomas'. York [Virginia]. To [Col. Benjamin 
Aug. 15 Harrison, Philadelphia]. Appearance of British 

fleet at the Capes. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
I In handwriting of Jacob Rush. Enclosed in 

J President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 

Aug. 21. lY, 257 

1777 Washington, George. Neshaminy Camp. To [the Presi 

Aug. 16 dent of] Congress [Philadelphia], Exorbitant 

J • price of supplies; establishment of tanneries and 

distilleries for the army; guards for stores at 
Carlisle; horses and pay of cavalry officers. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison and Caleb Gibbs. Read in Congress, 
Aug. 18. A. n, 489 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Riflemen to be sent to 

Aug. 16 Northward. Contemporary copy, attested by 

Charles Thomson, countersigned by John Han- 
cock. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress 
i ; to Washington, 1777, Aug. 17. 90, 272 

I ■; 1777 D'Avout, . Derby [Connecticut]. To James Lovell, 

Aug. 16 Philadelphia. His application for commission in 

. the Continental Army. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In 

French.) C. C. 162, 4, 417 

• : 1777 Washington, George. Neshaminy Camp. To [the Presi- 

; Aug. 17 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Van Cort- 

I I . landt's, Livingston's and Morgan's corps ordered 
f ■ . to Schuyler's relief. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Con- 
gress, Aug. 18. Referred to Committee on 
Western Frontier and Northern Department. 

A. n, 493 

^ ; Committee: Duer, Lee, Wilsou, J. Adams and Chase. 

j [1777] Washington, George. Neshaminy Camp. To [the Presi- * 

[Aug. 17] dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Horses and 

servants for Col. [Louis Le Begue] Duportail. 
' Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham- 

ilton. Read in Congress, Aug. 18. A. II, 495 

1777 Washington, George. Neshaminy Camp. To the Mary- 

' • Aug. 17 land delegates in Congress, Philadelphia. Arrest 

of Lt. [James] McNair by State authorities for 

enlisting men. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

I Robert Hanson Harrison. A. II, 499 

1777 Washington, George. [Neshaminy Camp.] To [Benjamin 

Ai G. 17 Franklin, PassyJ. Mons. de Cenis and expecta- 



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CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 173 

tions of French officera. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. A. II, 501 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 86. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

-A^uG. 17 [George] Washington [Neshaminy Camp]. Rifle- 

men for the northward; defense of the Delaware. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Jacob Rush. Answered Aug. 18.* 90, 270 

1777 Wilkinson, James. [Albany.] General return of troops 

Aug. 17 under command of Maj. Gen. [Philip John] 

Schuyler at Forts near Half Moon. Tabular 
statement. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Richard Varick. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1777, Aug. 24. 

90,290 

1777 Washington, George. Neshaminy Camp. To [the Presi- 

AuG. 18 dent of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Col. [Daniel] 

Morgan ordered to reenforce the northern army. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. A. II, 503 

1777 Washington, George. " Neshamony Bridgel'' To[Ben]a- 

AuG. 19 min Harrison, Philadelphia]. Marquis de La- 

fayette's commission. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. A. II, 505 

Printed: Writings ol Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 89. 

1777 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] \V^ashington, 

^^^- 1^ Neshaminy. Unmounted men from North Caro- 

lina. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. 17, 287 

1777 Greene, Nathanael. [Neshaminy Camp.] To Gen. [George] 

^^^- ^^ Washington. [Neshaminy Camp.] Proceedings 

of a board of General Officers, on settlement of 
rank of Pennsylvania field officers. D. S. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
Nov. 10. C. C. 152, 5, 177 

1777 Lincoln, B[en]amin]. Bennington [Vermont]. To Maj. 

Apr. 19. Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany] The situ- 

ation. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of John Lansing, jr. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1777, Aug. 24. 

90, 289 

1777 Maryland, Delegates to Continental Congress. Philadel- 

^^"- ^^ phia. To [George Washington, Neshaminy]. 

Arrest of Lt. [James] McNair in Maryland. 



176 UBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Board of War. Philadelphia. To [Greorge] Washington 

Arc. 21 [Neshaminy]. Recovery of British cannon thrown 

into the Karitan; guns for defenses at Red Bank 
and Billingsport; frigates. A. L. S. of Richard 
Peters. 1 p. 17, 299 

1777 Contiacntal Army. Council of War. Neshaminy Camp. 

Atro. 21 Destination of enemv; morement of Continental 

army. ContempomVy copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. EInclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1777, Aug. 
21. C. C. 152, 4, 525 

1777 Bordley, W[illiam]. [Maryland.] To[WiDiamPaca,Phila- 

Ato,2l delphia]. British fleet in the Chesapeake. Con- 

temporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of, and 
attested bv Charles Thomson. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1777, Aug. 22. 
i 90, 279 

1777 Washington, George. [Neshaminy Camp.] To[thePresi- 

Atfi' 22 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Enemy in the 

Chesapeake; movement of troops. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Read 
in Congress, Aug. 93. A. 11^ 517 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 49. 

1777 Wathington, George. [Neshaminy Camp.] To [the Board 

Avn. 22 of War, Philadelphia]. Disposition of cannon; 

difficult}' with the Carolinians and Col. [George] 
Baylor's regiment. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Tench Tilghman. A. II, 519 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Avo. 22 [George] Washington [Neshaminy Camp]. Mili- 

tary mattere; British fleet; victory [at Benning- 
ton]. L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Jacob Rush. ^90, 273 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Ai'c». 22 [George] Washington [Neshaminy Camp]. British 

in the Chesapeake; removal of stores and prison- 
ers. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. Answered 
Aug. 22.* 90, 277 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. British in the Chesapeake; 

Ar(». 22 movement of army. A. D. S. of Charles Thom- 

son. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington 1777, Aug. 22. 90, 276 

1777 Continental Congpress, Resolves. Calling out militia from 

A (Ml. 22 Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania; 



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COBBESPONDBNCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 177 

removal of boats, stock, etc. A. D. S. of John 
Hancock. 2 pp. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, Aug. 23. 90, 283 

1777 Washington, George. Neshaminy. To [the President of 

^^^ 23 Congress, Philadelphia]. March of the armjr to 

oppose the British. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Con- 
gress, Aug. 23. Referred to the Board of War. 

A. n, 521 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 50. 

^MMi^ Continental Congpress, President. Philadelphia. To George 

^uG. 23 Washington, Neshaminy Camp. Strengthening 

the army. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Jacob Rush. 90, 281. 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Repudiating intention of 

4 og limiting Gen. Washington's power as Commander- 

in-Chief of ail land forces. A. D. S. of John 
Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, Aug. 23. 17, 312 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

j^^^ 24 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Letters 

from the north; report of success at Staten 
Island. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 90, 286 

*--- Hollingsworth, H[enry]. Head of Elk [Maryland]. To 

^^^ 24 [^^® President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Force 

of enemy in the Chesapeake. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of John Hancock. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Aug. 24. 90, 292 

---- Washington, George. Wilmington [Delaware]. To [the 

j^jjQ 25 President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Prepara- 

tions to oppose the enemy. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. A. II, 523 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 51. 

1777 Washington, George. Chester [Pennsylvania]. To [the 

^uG. 25 President of Congress, Philadelphia]. News from 

the north; preparations to oppose British; Bur- 
goyne's instructions. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress, Aug. 25. A. II, 525 

jyiyy Chase,Samuel. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, W^il- 

^UQ. 25 mington]. Information respecting probable seat 

of next campaign [Mar3'land]; names of persons 
who can furnish data. A. L. S. 4 pp. 17, 319 

28632—06 12 



178 UBBABY OF CONGRESS 

1777 HoUingsworth, H[enry]. Head of Elk [Maryland]. To 

[Aug. 25] Brig. Gen. [John] McKinley. Landing of the 

British at Head of Elk. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, Aug. 25. C. C. 152, 4, 541 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Cannon ; lead from houses; 

Aug. 26 seizure of disaffected; seizure of arms. Con- 

temporary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 

2 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1777, Aug. 27. 90, 298 

1777 Washington, George. Wilmington. To [the President 

Aug. 27 of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Reconnoissance of 

enemy. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, Aug. 29. 

A. II, 527 

Printed: WriUngs of WashiDgton (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 58. 

1777 Washington, George. Wilmington. To Samuel Chase 

Aug. 27 [Philadelphia]. Militia and disaffected in Mary- 

land; engineer for Baltimore. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman and Timothy 
Pickering, jr. ? A. II, 529 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 27 [George] Washington [Wilmington]. Seizure of 

disaffected. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Jacob Rush. 90, 297 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves, fkiquiry into the evac- 

AuG. 27 nation of Ticonderoga. A. D. S. of William 

Churchill Houston, countersigned by John Han- 
cock. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1777, Sep. 1. 90, 302 

1777 Morris, Robert. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

-^^'^•* ^' [Wilmington]. Introducing Capt. des Epinieres. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 17, 325 

1777 Washington, George. W^ilmington. To [the President of 

^ *'* " Congress, Philadelphia]. Employment of Comte 

[Casimir] Pulaski. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. Referred to Board 
of War. A. U, 531 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 66, note. 

1777 

, Continental Congress, Resolve. Committee to conduct 

eiKjuiry into evacuation of Ticonderoga: Lan 

rens, R. H. Lee and J. Adams. A. D. S. of 

William Churchill Houston, countersigned by 



COBBESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 179 

« 

John Hancock. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, Sep. 1. 90, 302 

1777 White, Robert. Wilmington. To [the President of Con- 

AuG. 28 gress, Philadelphia]. Difference between estab- 

lished i^ation and the one drawn. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1777, 
Sep. 6. 17, 334 

1777 Waihington, George. Wilmington. To [the President 

Ado. 29 of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Movements of 

enemy; request for commissions from [Maj.] 
Gen. [Horatio] Gates. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman and Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress Aug. 30. 

A. n, 533 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 68, 
note. 

1777 Washington, George. Wilmington. To [the President 

^^^' ^ of] Congress [Philadelphia]. The military situ- 

ation. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress Sep. 1. 

A. II, 537 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 66. 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Repair of arms. A. D. S. 

^^^' 30 of William Churchill Houston, countersigned by 

John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1777, Sep. 1. 91, 1 

1777 Anonymous. Camp near Wilmington. To ? [Phila- 

AuG. 30 delphia]. Complaint of manner of serving rations 

to the Virginia Line; oflBcers' diflSculties; effect 
on reenlistments. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1777, 
Sep. 5. 18, 16 

Above letter was written by a Colonel of the Virginia Line to a 
Virginia delegate in Congress. Both writer's and recipient's name 
are carefully omitted from this copy, which is in the handwriting of 
Jofl. Nourse. 

1777 Snsh, Benjamin. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

^^Q- ^ ton [Wilmington], Requesting permission for 

Capt. [John] Macpherson to go to New York on 
parole. A. L. S. 2 pp. 18, 7 

1777 Alexander, Francis. New Castle County [Delaware]. 

Aug. 31 Deposition respecting outrages of British. Con- 

temporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1777, Sep. 1. 

C. C. 162, 5, 21 



180 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

1777 Hopkins, David [Head of Elk]. To [George Washington, 

[Aug. 31] Wilmington, Delaware], Movements of enemy. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
John Fitzgerald. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress 1777, Sep. 1. 

C. C. 152, 4, 23 

[1777] Board of War, Report. Settlement of rank in army. D. S. 

[Aug.] of John Hancock. 6 pp. Ti-ansmitted to Wash- 

ington. 90, 298 

1777 Washington, George. Wilmington. To [the President of 

Sep. 1 Congress, Philadelphia]. IVfovements of the 

enemy; militia. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Sep. 2. A. Ill, 1 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6. 58. 

1777 Washington, George. Wilmington. To [the President of] 

Sep. 1 Congress [Philadelphia]. News from the north 

[of the battle of Bennington]. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress Sep. 2. A. HI, 3 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 1 [George] Washington [Wilmington]. Evacuation 

of Ticonderoga; repair of firearms; relief of Fort 
Schuyler. L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Jacob Rush. Answered Sep. 1.* 

90,300 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Court of inquiry on failure 

Sep. 1 of Sullivan's expedition against Staten Island. 

A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, countersigned by 
John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1777, Sep. 3. 90, 309 

1777 Continental Congress, Committee of Intelligence. Phila- 

Sep. 2 delphia. To [George] Washington [Wilmington]. 

Transmitting printed handbills for distribution 
through the army. A. L. S. of Richard Henry 
Lee, signed also by William Heyward, Jonathan 
D. Sergeant, and William Duer. 1 p. Answered 
Sep. 3.* 90, 304 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Col. [William] Richard- 

Sep. 2 son's battalion. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, 

countersigned by John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Sep. 8. 90, 308 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 181 

1777 Washington, George. Wilmington. To [the President of 

Sep- 3 Congress, Philadelphia]. Skirmish with the 

enemy [Iron Hill, Delaware]. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress Sep. 4. . A. IH, 5 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 64, 

1777 Washington, George. Wilmington. To [Committee of 

Sep. 3 Intelligence of Congress, Philadelphia]. Hand- 

bills (;f success in the north [Bennington]. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. m, 7 

Printed In part: WritingH of Washington (Ford) N.Y. 1890. 6, 65, note. 
Committee: Rush, R. U. Lee, and Hopkinson. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^^- 3 [George] Washington [Wilmington]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; Sullivan's failure against Staten 
Island. L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Jacob Rush. 90, 306 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Resignation of certain 

Sep. 4 officers; Pennsylvania and New Jersey militia. 

A. D. S. of William Churchill Houston. Coun- 
tersigned by John Hancock. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1777, Sep. 
6. ' 90, 313 

1777 Washington, George. Wilmington. To [the President of 

Sep. 5 Congress, Philadelphia]. Movements of enemy 

and their loss [at Iron HillJ. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read in Con- 
gress, Sep. 6. A. in, 9 

1777 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

Sep. 5 Wilmington. Peculations of bacon and meat by 

commissaries and sutlers. A. L. S. of Richard 
Peters. 1 p. 18, 18 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 6 [George] Washington [Wilmington]. Pennsyl- 

vania and Maryland militia; [Maj.] Gen. [Phile- 
mon] Dickinson. L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. 
In handwriting oi Jacob Rush. Answered Sep. 
7 * by Harrison. 90,311 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Clothing for army. 

^^^* ^ Broadside, 1 p. Printed by Dunlap. Enclosed 

in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Sep. 6. 90, 310 



182 LIBRABY OP CONGRESS 

1777 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

Sep. 6 Wilmington. Size of ration. A. L. S. of Rich- 

ard Peters. 1 p. 17, 336 

1777 Continental Congress, Committee. To [George] Washing- 

Sep. 6 ton [Wilmington]. Representation of regimental 

oflScers on inconvenience of method of drawing 
i*ations; proposed resolve. A. L. S. of E[lbridge] 
Gerry, signed also, Richard Henry Lee and 
Nathl. Folsom. 1 p. Answered Sep. 10. 18, 48 

Above committee to consider regulations for issuing rations to regi- 
mental officers appointed Sep. 4. 

[1777] Continental Congress, Committee. Regulation of Commis- 

[Sep. 6] sary Department respecting provision issues; 

proposed resolve of Congress on issues to officers. 
A. D. of Elbridge Gerry. Enclosed in Commit- 
tee to Washington, 1777, Sep. 6. 18, 4:7 

Above preamble and resolve adopted verbatim, Sep. 11. 

1777 . Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Newport [Delaware]. To 

Sep. 7 [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. The 

Jersey militia; intelligence of the enemy. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. Read in Congress, Sep. 8. 

A. Ill, 11 

1777 Livingston, William. Philadelphia. To [the President of 

Sep. 7 Congress, Philadelphia]. Call for Continental 

troops to protect the eastern shore of New Jersey. 
Contemporary copy, attested by Charles Thom- 
son. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1777, Sep. 9. 91, 2 

1777 Du Coudray, [Philip Charles etc.] Philadelphia. To the 

Sep- 7 President of Congress [Philadelphia]. Disputing 

march of British on Philadelphia; fortified camp 
and other military advice. L. S. 8 pp. En- 
closed in President of Congress to W^ashington, 
1777, Sep. 9. 91, 3 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Employment of French 

Sep. 8 officers: Baron de Kalb and others. A. D. S. 

of Charles Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1777, Sep. 9. 

91,7 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Movement of troops at 

Sep. 8 North River; du Coudray's letter. A. D. S. of 

Charles Thomson, countersigned by John Han- 
cock. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1777, Sep. 9. 91, 8 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 183 

1777 Washington, George. Six miles from Wilmington. To 

Sep. 9 [the President of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Ad- 

vance of the enemy. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Kead in Con- 
gress, Sep. 10. A. UI, 13 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 67. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 9 [George] Washington [near Wilmington], Brit- 

ish on Staten Island; establishment of camp be- 
tween Wilmington and Philadelphia. L. S. of 
John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob 
Rush. 90, 314 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Correspondence with head- 

®^^- ^ quarters and establishment of expresses. Con- 

temporary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 
1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1777, Sep. 9. 91, 10 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Correspondence with Con- 

Skp. 9 gress. Contemporary copy, attested by Charles 

Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in Board of War to 
Washington, 1777, Sep. 9. 18, 70 

1777 Board of War. [Philadelphia]. To [George] Washington 

Sep. 9 [near Wilmington], Correspondence between 

the Commander in chief and Congress. A. L. S. 
of Richard Peters. 1 p. 18, 69 

1777 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

^^^' ^ [near Wilmington]. Providing for expresses. 

A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. 18, 69 

1777 [Washington, George.] Chadd's Ford [Pennsylvania]. To 

Sep. 10 [the President of Congress Philadelphia], De- 

tachment from [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] Putnam; use- 
lessness of constructing works; manoevering of 
enemy. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of, and 
signed ''R. H. H." by Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Sep. 11. A. Ill, 15 

1777 Washington, George. Chadd's Ford. To [the Board of 

Sep. 10 War, Philadelphia]. Complaint of partiality 

shown by Commissary of Provisions; question as 
to ration. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. II, 17 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 10 [George] Washington [Chadd's Ford]. Trans- 

mitting resolves. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 

91,9 



184 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

1777 Harrison, Rob[ert] H[anson]. Chadd's Ford. To the 

Sep. 10 President of Congress, Philadelphia. Position of 

the enemy. A. L. S. 1 p. Read in Congress, 
Sep. 11. C. C. 162, 4, 41 

1777 Waihington, Oeorge. Chester [Pennsylvania]. To [the 

Sep. U President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Account 

of the battle [of Brandj'wine]. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Timothy Pickering, jr. Bead in 
Congress, Sep. 12. ''Published by order of 
Congress. Chas Thomson Secy." A. Ill, 23 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford). N. Y. 1890. 6,69. 

1777 Harrison, Robert n[anson]. Chadd's Ford. To [the Presi- 

Skp. 11 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Advance of the 

enemy. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. A. Ill, 19 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford). N. Y. 1890. 6, 67, note. 

1777 Harrison, R[obert] H[anson]. Chadd's Ford. To [the 

Sep. 11 President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Account 

of the battle [of Brandy wine]. Auto, draft 
signed. 2 pp. Read in Congress Sep. 12. 
" Published by order of Congress Chas Thomson 
Secy." A. 111,21 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 68, note. 

1777 British Army. State of and return of killed and wounded 

Sep. 11 at Brandy wine. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, Oct. 5. C. C. 162, 4, 87 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To George 

Sep. 12 Washington [Germantown]. Result of battle of 

Brandywine. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 

18,90 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

*Sep. 12 [George] Washington [En route to Philadelphia]. 

•Spirits of Army. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 18, 90 

1777 Washington, George. [Schuylkill Falls.] To [the Presi- 

Sep. 13 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Construction 

of redoubts; conduct of [Brig.] Gen. [Prud- 
homme] de Borr^. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of John Fitzgerald ? Read in Congress Sep. 14. 

A. HI, 26 

Printed: Writlnga of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 71. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 13 [George] Washington [Schuylkill Falls]. Con- 

duct of Brig. Gen. [Prudhomme de] Borr^. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. Answei'ed Sep. 
13.* 91, 12 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 185 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Defenses of the Delaware. 

Sep. 13 i I*resident. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

ton [Schuylkill Falls]. Transmitting above 
resolve. 1 p. Resolve an A. D. S. of Charles 
Thomson. Letter an A. L. S. of John Hancock. 
Answered Sep. 13.* 91, 13 



1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Inquiry into conduct of 

Sep. 13 Brig. Gen. [Prudhomme] de Borr^. A. D. S. of 

Charles Thomson, countersigned by John Han- 
cock. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1777, Sep. 13. 91, 11 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Trenton [New Jersey]. To [the 

Sm*- 13 President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Advance 

of British at Elizabethtown. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of John Hancock. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Sep. 16. 91, 17 

1777 Washington, George. [Schuylkill Falls.] To [the Presi- 

Sep. 14 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Enclosing let- 

ters respecting movements of troops. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. 111,27 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelp'hia. To 

Sep. 14 George Washington [Schuylkill Falls]. Letter 

from [Maj.] Gen. [Philemon] Dickinson. A. L. S. 
of John Hancock. 1 p. 91, 15 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 14 [George] Washington [Schuylkill Falls]. Re- 

ceipt of letters; transmission of resolves. A. L. S. 
of John Hancock. 1 p. Answered Sep. 15.* 

91,20 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Recall of [Maj.] Gen. 

Sep. 14 [John] Sullivan from army. A. D. S. of Charles 

Thomson, countersigned by John Hancock. 1 p. 

91, 19 

1777 [Dickinson, Philemon.] Trenton. To Col. [Brig. Gen. 

^^^- ^^ John] Cadwallader [Pennsylvania?] Situation 

in New Jersey; loyalists; militia; force of 
enemy. Contemporary copy. 1 p.- Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Sep. 16. 91, 32 

1777 Jones, Joseph. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

S«P-14 [Schuylkill Falls]. Purchase of phaeton. A.L.S. 

18, 110 



186 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Lincoln, B[enjainin]. Pawlet [Vermont], To Maj. Gen. 

Sep. 14 [Horatio] Gates [Bemus Heights, New York]. 

Plans against British on Lake George, Mt. Inde- 
pendence, Ticonderoga and elsewhere. Contem- 
porary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1777, Sep. 30% 91, 56 

1777 Washington, George. [Bucks Tavern, Pennsylvania.] To 

Sbp. 15 [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. RecaU 

of [Maj.] Gen. [John] Sullivan; withdrawal of 
general officer from the army; supplies. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Read in Congress, Sep. 16. A. HI, 29 

Printed: Writingfl of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 72. 

1777 Continental Congess, Resolves. Commissions for Du Coa- 

Sep. 15 dray and companions; Pulaski's appointment; 

and those of Frederick de Bedaulx and Baron 
de Kalb. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson, counter- 
signed by John Hancock. 2 pp. 91, 29 

1777 Chase, Samuel. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

Sbp. 15 [Buck's "Tavern]. Col. [Mordecai] Gist and the 

Maryland militia at Christiana Bridge; reenforce- 
ments; British at Wilmington. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

18, 128 

1777 Oates, Horatio. Bemus Heights [New York]. To [Maj.] 

Sep. 15 Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln [Pawlet, Vermont]. 

Movements of enemy. Contemporary copy. En- 
closed in , President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Sep. 30. 91, 63 

J.777 Washington, George. Camp between Warren and White 

Sep. 16 Horse taverns. To the President of Congress, 

Philadelphia. Preparations to meet the enemy; 
lack of arms and ammunition. L. S. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Sep. 16. C. C. 162, 4, 65 

1777 Co'ntinental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^^' ^^ [George] Washington [Near Whitehorse Tavern]. 

[Maj.] Gen. [Philemon] Dickinson's letter; trans- 
mitting resolves. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 
1 p. Answered Sep. 17.* 91, 31 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 16 [George] Washington [Near Whitehorse Tavern]. 

Transmitting resolves; Pulaski's commission. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Jacob Rush. Answered Sep. 17.* 91, 27 



COBRESPONDENGE OF QEOBOE WASHINGTON 187 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Removal of provisions 

Sbp. 16 from Philadelphia. D. S. of John Hancock. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Sep. 17. 91, 38 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Recall of [Maj.] Gen. 

Sep. 16 [John] Sullivan from army. D. S. of John 

Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, Sep. 16. 91, 30 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Trenton. To Gov. [William] Liv- 

Sep. 16 ingston, Haddonfield [New Jersey]. Advance of 

British into Jersey; militia. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1777, Sep. 17. 91, 22 

1777 Washington, George. Yellow Springs [Pennsylvania]. 

Skp- 17 To [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. 

Manoeuvers of the troops. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Read in 
Congress, Sep. 18. A. Ill, 33 

1777 Washington, George. [Yellow Springs.] To Joseph 

Sep, 17 Jones [Philadelphia]. Use of phaeton. Con- 

temporary copy. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison written on back of Jones to 
Washington, 1777, Sep. 14. 18, 110 

X777 Continental Congress, President. ' Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 17 [George] Washington [Yellow Springs]. Enclos- 

ing letters. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Sep. 
18.* 91, 26 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 17 [George] Washington [Yellow Springs]. Dele- 

gating power to Washington; provisions and 
blankets; Virginia militia; death of du Coudray. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Jacob Rush. 91, 35 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Conferring extraordi- 

Sep. 17 nary powers on Washington; seizure of provi- 

sions. D. S. of John Hancock. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Sep. 17. 91, 38 

77 Ckites, H[oratio]. Bemus Heights. To Gov. [Jonathan] 

EP. 17 Tnmibull [Lebanon]. Calling for re-enforce- 

ments. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Sep. 30. Same letter sent to committees of 
Albany, Bennington, Berkshire, etc. 91, 55 



188 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Lincoln, Benjamin. Pawlet [Vermont]. To Maj. Gen. 

Sep. 17 [Horatio] Gates [Bemus Heights]. March of his 

army. 

Sep. 17 Gates, Horatio. To Lincoln. Cooperation of forces. 

Contemporary copies. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1777, Sep. 30. 91, 53 

1777 Liyingston, William. Haddonfield [New Jersey]. To 

S^**- 17 the President of Congress, Philadelphia. Militia; 

advance of British. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Sep. 17. 91, 23 

1777 Pennsylvania, Supreme Executive Council. Philadelphia. 

Sep. 17 To the President of Congress [Philadelphia]. Re- 

solves of Congress respecting provisions and seiz- 
ure of blankets. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1777, Sep. 17. 91, 39 

1777 Washington, George. Beading Furnace [Pennsylvania]. 

Sep. 18 To [the President of] Congress [Philadelphia]. 

Manoevers of troops and enemy; removal of sup- 
plies from Trenton. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. A. Ill, 35 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 77. 
note. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 18 [George] Washington [Warwick Furnace]. For- 

warding letters; intelligence of enemy. L. S. of 
John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob 
Rush. 91, 41 

1777 Brown, John. North end of Lake George [New York]. 

Sep. 18 To [Maj.] Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln [Castletown, 

Vermont ?]. Defeat of British; capture of Mt. 
Defiance; the situation. Contemporary copy. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1777, Sep. 30. 91, 51 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Near Brunswick [New Jersey]. To 

Sep. 18 [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Incur- 

sion of British from New York; militia. Con- 
temporary copy. Initialed by Hancock. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1777, Sep. 18. 91, 43 

1777 Washington, George. Parker's Ford [Pennsylvania], To 

Hkp. 19 [Henry Laurens, Lancaster? Pennsylvania]. Ma- 

noevers ; damage to ammunition from rain. Draft. 



1 



i*s 



COBBESPONDENCE OF OEOBGE WASHINGTON 189 

2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
rison. Endorsed "To Congress." A. Ill, 37 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N.Y. Id90. 6, 75. 

1777 Oates, Horatio. Bemus Heights [New York]. To [Maj.] 

Sep. 19 Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln [Castletown, Vermont?]. 

Ordering him to Stillwater. Contemporary copy. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to WashingtoL, 
1777, Sep. 30. 91, 51 

1777 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Castletown [Vermont?]. [Maj.] 

Sep. 20 Qen. [Horatio] Gates [Bemus Heights, New York]. 

The military situation in the North. Contempo- 
rary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, Sep. 30. 91, 50 

1777 Carroll, Charles ''of Carrollton." Potts Grove, [Pennsyl- 

Sbp.22 vania]. To [George] Washington [Potts Grove]. 

Impress of teams for removal of stores. A. L. S. 

1 p. 18, 160 

1777 Chase, Samuel. Potts Grove. To [George] Washington 

Sep. 22 [Potts Grove]. Tory concealment of stores. A. 

L. S. 1 p. 18, 161 

1777 Oates, Horatio. Bemus Heights [New York]. To [the 

Sep 22 President of Congress, Philadelphia. ] Account of 

battle of Bemus Heights. Contemporary copy. 

2 pp. In handwriting of John Hancock. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Sep. 30. 91, 48 

1777 Washington, George. Near Potts Grove [Pennsylvania], 

Sep. 23 To [the President] " or any member of Congress, 

Lancaster" [Pennsylvania]. Manoevers of the 
armies; want of shoes and arms; Virginia mili- 
tia. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Read in Congress Sep. 27. 

A. Ill, 41 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 80. 

1777 BTioholas, Samuel. Lebanon, Connecticut. To [the Board 

Sep. 24 of War, Philadelphia]. Forwarding of arms 

from Boston; supplies at Springfield. Contem- 
porary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard 
Peters. Enclosed m Board of War to Washing- 
ton, 1777, Oct. 1. 18, 192 

1777 • Gerry, E[lbridge]. Lancaster. To [George Washington, 

Sep. 25 Potts Grove]. Collection of fire-arms, blankets 

' and shoes. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Sep. 27*. 

18, 163 



190 LIBRABY OF CONGBESS 

[1777] Washington, George. [Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania.] To 

[Sep. 26] Elbridge Gerry [Lancaster]. Want of arms for 

the Virginia militia; need of shoes and blankets. 
Movements of enemy. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. A. IH, 45 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 88, 
note. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. Lancaster. To [George] 

Sep. 26 Washington [Pennybacker's mills, Pennsylvania]. 

Commodore [John] Hazel wood andCapt. [Charles] 
Alexander. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 

18, 169 

1777 Washington, George. Pennybacker's mills [Pennsylvania]. 

Sep. 27 To E[lbridge] Gerry [Lancaster]. Collection of 

arms for militia; shoes and blankets for the 
army. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. 111,47 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 79, 
note. 

1777 Carroll, Charles, "of CarroUton." Lancaster. To [George] 

Sep. 27 Washington [Pennybacker's mills]. Tin cartridge 

boxes; certain officers addicted to liquor; pmi- 
ishment of quartermaster and commissaries. A. 
L. S. 1 p. 18, 170 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Seizure of supplies for the 

Sep. 27 Army. A. D. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. En- 

closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Sep. 30. 91, 47 

1777 Washington, George. Pennybacker's mills. To [the Board 

Sep. 28 of War, Lancaster]. The need of militia reen- 

forcements. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. A. Ill, 51 

1777 Washington, George. Pennybacker's mills. To [the Pres- 

^^p- ^ ident of Congress, Lancaster]. Minor military 

movements. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Caleb Gibbs. A. 111,49 

1777 Peters, Richard. Lancaster. To [Lt.] Col. Tench Tilgh- 

^^^' -^ man [Pennybacker's mills]. Scarcity of arms at 

Springfield; confusion of accounts of stores. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 172 

1777 Pntnam, Israel. Peekskill. To the President [of Con- 

Sep. 29 gress, York, Pennsylvania]. Cannon; movement 

of British at New York; weak state of Peekskill 
garrison. Contemporary copy. 8 pp. Partly in 



CORRESPONDENCE OF OEORQE WASHINGTON 191 

handwriting of Jacob Bush. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington 1777, Oct. 7. 

91,59 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York, Pennsylvania. To 

' ^ [George] Washington [Skippack, Pennsylvania]. 

Convening of Congress; news from the north 
L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. 91, 45 

1777 Jones, Joseph. York. To [George Washington, Skip- 

* pack]. Condition of phaeton; clothing for mili- 

tia; seizure of necessaries from disaffected, sub- 
sisting army. A. L. S. 3 pp. 18, 178 

[1777 J Anonymous. [New York.] Memorandum of British force 

iP^^'^ in New York; British, Hessians, number of ships; 

general officers names. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Sep. 16. 91, 34 

1777 Board of War. York [Pennsylvania]. To [George] Wash- 

•^ ington [Skippack]. Reenforcements;* march of 

militia; blankets and shoes; scarcity of arms; 
fitting out of recruits, militia. A. L. S. of Rich- 
ard Peters. 3 pp. Answered Oct. 7.* 18, 181 

^'^TL 9 Board of War. York. To [George] Washington [near 

Skippack]. Recruits of Virginia and Maryland 
need of clothing. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 
1 p. Answered Oct. 7.* 18, 190 

1777 Washington, George. Camp. 20 miles from Philadelphia 

^^' 3 ' [Worcester]. To [the President of Congress, 

York, Pennsylvania]. News from the north; 
shoes, blankets etc. for the army; capture of the 
Delaware, Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Oct. 6. A. Ill, 53 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 91. 

1777 Washington, George. [Near Penny backer's mills.] General 

^^- 4 Orders for the -attack at Germantown. Contem- 

porary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Timothy 
Pickering, jr. ? Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1777, Oct. 5. 

^7<^7 C. C. 152, 5, 85 

Oct. 4 Continental Congress, Resolve. Commission of Chevalier 

Du Buysson. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1777, Oct. 7. 

91,83 



192 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Deputy commissaries gen- 

Oct. 4 eral of purchases and issues, assistants, purchases 

etc; Baron de Kalb's commission; various mili- 
tary appointments; resolutions of thanks for 
Bennington and other enterprises; barracks for 
prisoners. D. S. of John Hancock. 7 pp. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Oct. 7. 91, 61 

1777 Washington, George. Near Pennybackers mills. To [the 

Oct. 5 President of Congress, York]. Account of the 

battle of Germantown. Draft. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison and Alex- 
ander Hamilton. Read in Congress, Oct 8. 

A. Ill, 55 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N.Y. 1890. 6,98. 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] Put- 

Oct. 6 nam's letter; reenforcements; commissaries' power 

of seizure. D. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington 
1777, Oct. 7. 91, 65 

1777 Mifiin, Jonathan. Trenton [New Jersey] To Col. [Clem- 

OcT' ^ ent] Biddle. [Near Pauling's mills, Pennsj^lvania]. 

British feeling regarding the battle of German- 
town ; conditions in Philadelphia. Contemporary 
copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, Oct. 7. C. C. 162, 5, 98 

1777 Washington, George. Near Pennybacker's mills. To [the 

^^^' 7 President of Congress, York]. Loss of the enemy 

at Germantown; water defense of Philadelphia; 
want of brigadiers. Draft. 8 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison and Alex- 
ander Hamilton. Read in Congress, Oct. 18. 
Referred to the Board of War. A. Ill, 59 

Printed: WriUngs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 98. 

1777 Washington, George. Near Pauling's mills [Pennsylvania]. 

^^' 7 To [the Board of War, York]. Want of blankets, 

clothing and shoes for the army; arms in use in 
Connecticut. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
of Tench Tilghnian. A. Ill, 63 

Paulings Mill was the former name of Pennybacker's mills. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Oct. 7 Washington [Pennybacker's mills]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; the Highlands; rumors of battle of 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GE0B6E WASHINGTON 193 

Germantown. L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Jacob Ru^h. Answered Oct. 
10.* 91, 57 

1777 Board of War. York. To [George] Washington [near 

Oct. 7 Pennybacker's mills]. Capt. Thomas Rowland's 

invention; pay of certain French officers. A. L. S. 
of Richard Peters. 1 p. Answered Oct. 15. En- 
dorsed by Tilghman: " Capt. Rowland's invention 
not useful." 18, 233 

1777 Washington, George. Pennybacker's mills. To [the Presi- 

OcT. 8 dent of] Congress [York]. Need of artillerymen; 

Col. [Charles] Harrison's regiment. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Re- 
ferred to the Board of War. A. Ill, 65 

1777 Continental Army, General Court Martial. Williamsburg 

Oct- S [Virginia]. Trial of Godfrey Roberts, John More, 

and George Isden. D. S. : Ed. Carrington Prest. 
Auto. -signed note on findings as above by Col. 
David Mason. 3 pp. Transmitted to Washing- 
ton. 91, 75 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Thanks to Washington 

Oct. 8 and army for actions at Germantown. D. S. of 

John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1777, Oct. 9. 91, 68 

1777 Burgoyne, J[ohn]. [Freeman's Farm, New York]. To 

Oct. 8 M[aj]. Gen. [Horatio] Gates [Freeman's]. Com- 

mending the British sick and wounded to his 
care. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
"^ President of Congress to Washington, 1777, Oct. 
17. 91, 87 

1777 Duoh^, Jacob. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

^^- ^ [Pennybacker's mills, Pennsylvania]. Hopeless- 

ness of the present; rescinding Declaration of 
Independence; Washington's influence for peace. 
A. L. S. 13 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1777, Oct. 16. 

C. C. 162, 5, 127 

See: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 116, note. 
This letter was enclosed in Duchy's Washington, Oct. 18. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

^^' ^ Washington [Towamencin, Pennsylvania]. Pun- 

ishment of persons assisting enemy. L. S. of 
John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob 
Rush. 91, 66 

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194 LIBBABY OF CONGBESS 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [Greorge] 

Oct. 9 Washington [Towamencin], Thanks of Congress 

for behavior at Germantown. L. S. of John 
Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Bush. 

91,67 

1777 Burgoyne, J[ohn]. [Saratoga, New York]. To M[aj"|. Gen. 

Oct. 9 [Horatio] Gates [Wilbur's Basin]. Introducing 

Lady Harriet Ackland. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. * Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1777, Oct. 17. 91, 89 

1777 Washington, George. 26 miles from Philadelphia [Towa- 

OcT- ^^ mencin]. To [the President of Congress, York]. 

Quarters for the troops; enemy's feint against 
the Highlands; militia; cannonade by enemy; 
want of shoes, blankets; scarcity of money. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Referred to Board of War. "Acted 
upon." , A. Ill, 67 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Promotion of Capt. Silas 

^^' ^^ Talbot. D. S. of Charles Thomson, countersigned 

by John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1777, Oct. 12. 91, 80 

1''77 Hazelwood, John. Fort Island [Schuylkill River]. To 

^^* ^^ [George Washington, Towamencin]. Assistance 

to officer sent from camp; demand of enemy; 
defense of the post. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
Oct. 13. C. C. 162, 5, 109 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. British treatment of pris- 

^^- 11 oners; resignation of La Balm6. A. D. S. of 

• John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1777, Oct. 12. 91, 81 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Hides; impress of teams 

^^' 11 for commissary of hides; returns of work, busi- 

ness of the department. D. S. of Charles Thom- 
son, countersigned by John Hancock. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1777, Oct. 12. 91, 78 

1777 Bradford, William and John Hazelwood. Fort Mifflin 

Oct. 11 [Pennsylvania]. To [George Washington, Towa- 

mencin]. Capture of a British redoubt; defense 
of Fort Mifflin. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In 



^ «« » 1 1 ^^^1 



COBBESl>ONDENCB OF OEOBOE WASHINGTON 195 

handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1777, Oct. 18. 

C. C. 162, 5, 111 

1777 [Mason, David. Williamsburgh, Virginia.] To [the Pres- 

• ^^ ident of Congress, York]. Case of John More. 

[Extract of letter.] Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Transmitted to Washington. 91, 69 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

^^^- ^2 Washington [Towamencin], British treatment 

of prisoners. L. S. of J ohn Hancock. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Jacob Kush. 91, 77 

1777 Oates, Horatio. [Saratoga, New York]. To Lt. Gen. 

^^' ^2 [John] Burgoyne [Saratoga]. Lady [Harriet] 

Ackland; treatmentof British wounded; burning 
of houses by British. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Oct. 17. 91, 92 

1777 Oates, Horatio. Saratoga [New York]. To [the President 

Oct. 12 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Account of battle of 

Freeman's Farm and retreat of Burgoyne. Con- 
temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1777, Oct. 17. 91, 90 

1777 Anilivan, John. Towamencin. Court of Inquiry on con- 

^^- ^2 duct in expedition against Staten Island in 

August. D. S. : Stirling. Henry Knox. Alex: 
McDougall. Oliver Spencer. T. Clark. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, Oct. 13. C. C. 162, 5, 113 

1777 Washington, George. [Towamencin.] To [the President 

<^13 of Congress, York]. Attack on Fort Mifflin; 

capture of Fort Montgomery and evacuation of 
Peekskill; wants of the army; cartouche boxes; 
enlistments and drafts; court of inquiry on [Maj.] 
Gen. [John] Sullivan. Draft. 4 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress, Oct. 36. Referred to the Board of 
War. A. Ill, 71 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Money for army; French 

^^' ^3 officers; shoes, stockings, etc. for army. D. S. 

of John Hancock. 1 p. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1777, Oct. 14. 91, 84 

1777 Continental Army, Towamencin. Return of clothing want- 

OcT. 13 ing in the several brigades. Tabular statement. 

A. D. S. of T[imothy] Pickering, jr. 2 pp. En- 



196 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, Oct. 13. C. C. 162, 5, 117 

1777 Duoh^, Jacob. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

^^^' ^^ [Towamencin]. Forwarding his thoughts • on 

present conditions. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
Oct. 16. C. C. 162, 5, 123 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Oct. 14 Washington [Towamencin]. Intercourse with 

enemy; transmitting resolves. L. S. of John 
Hancock. 1 p. In handwriting of Jacob Bush. 

91,82 

1777 Washington, George. Peter Wentz's [Worcester, Penn- 

OcT. 16 sylvania]. To [the President of Congress, York], 

British treatment of prisoners; successes of the 
northern army; [Jacob] Duchfi's letter. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Bobert Hanson Harri- 
son. Bead in Congress, Oct. 20. A. Ill, 75 

Printed: Wijtings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6. 114. 

1777 Washington, George. [Worcester.] To [the Board of 

Oct. 16 War, York]. Bequesting blank commissions. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. Ill, 77 

1777 Washington, George. "Metuchen Hill, Philadelphia." 

Oct. 17 [Worcester.] To Bichard Henry Lee [York]. 

Promotion of Brig. Gen. [Thomas] Conway; his 
ability; difficulties; clothing. Transcript. 

P. 1,41 

Printed- Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 120. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Oct- 17 Washington [Worcester]. Betirement from 

Congress; escort for protection on journey to 
Boston. A. L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. 
Answered Oct. 22.* 19, 11 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Oct. 17 Washington [Worcester, Pennsylvania]. Trans- 

mitting resolves; victory in the north [Saratoga]. 
L. S. of John Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Jacob Bush. Answered Oct. 21.* 91, 86 

1777 Continental Congress, Besolve. Management of the Post- 

OcT. 17 office. Contemporary copy, attested by Charles 

Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Wasliington, 1777, Oct. 17. 91, 72 



^ 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 197 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Approval of Commodore 

Oct. 17 [John] Hazelwood's defense of Philadelphia. A. 

D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in 
President bf Congress to Washington, 1777, Oct. 
17. 91, 94 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Completion of state bat- 

OcT. 17 talions; reward for deserters; recruiting service. 

Contemporary copy, attested by Charles Thom- 
son, countersigned by John Hancock. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, Oct. 17. 91, 96 

1777 Washington, George. [Worcester.] To [the President of 

Oct. 18 Congress, York]. Sending intelligence [of the 

surrender of Burgoyne]. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. A. Ill, 80 

1777 Board of War. [York]. To George Washington [Wor- 

OcT. 18 cester]. Scarcity of lead ; sources of supply ; 

seizure of blankets, etc. from the disaffected; car- 
touche boxes. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 2 pp. 

19,18 

[1777] Board of War. Abstract of arms and accoutrements is- 

[OcT. 18] sued from Apr. 1 to Aug. 1; estimate of lead on 

hand, Aug. 11; estimate of powder on hand, 
Aug. 11. Tabular statement. D. S. of Richard 
Peters. 3 pp. Enclosed in Board of War to 
Washington, 1777, Oct. 18. 91, 15 

1777 Gates, Horatio. Saratoga. To [the President /of Con- 

OcT. 18 gress [York]. Transmitting articles of Saratoga 

Convention; recommending [Lt.] Col. [James] 
Wilkinson. Contemporary copy. Ip. Enclosed 
in Charles Thomson to Washington, 1777, Oot. 31. 

19, 99 

1777 [Gates, Horatio.] Albany. To Maj. Gen. John Vaughan 

Oct. 19 [near Kingston]. Ravages of his army. Con- 

temporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Charles Thomson. Enclosed in Thomson to 
Washington, 1777, Oct. 31. 19, 100 

1777 Saratoga Convention. Articles agreed upon between Gates 

Oct. 19 and Burgoyne. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. In 

handwriting of Charles Thomson. Enclosed in 
Thomson to Washington, 1777, Oct. 31. 19,96 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Artillerymen from Mary- 

OcT. 20 land; court of inquiry on [Maj.] Gen. [John] 



198 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Sullivan; promotions and appointments. A. D. S. 
of Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1777, Oct. 25. 91, 73 

1777 [Gates, Horatio.] Alban5^ To [the President of Con- 

ner. 20 gress, York]. Letter to Maj. Gen. [John] Vaughan ; 

recommending Dr. John Potts. Contemporary- 
copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Charles Thomson to 
Washington, 1777, Oct. 31. 91, 101 

1777 Lee, Ricl&rd Henry. York. To [George Washington, 

^cT. 20 Worcester]. [Thomas] Conwa}" and a Maj. Gen- 

eralship; new Board of War and proposed mem- 
bership; Conway for Adjutant-general; his retire- 
ment. A. L. S. 3 pp. 18, 21 

1777 Washington, George. Near White Marsh [Pennsylvania]. 

^>cT- 21 To [the President of Congress, York]. Filling 

the battalions; deserters; movements of enemy; 
cannonade of Foi-t Mifflin. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Bead 
in Congress, Oct. 24. A. Ill, 81 

1777 Washington, George. Whitpain [Pennsylvania]. To [the 

Oct. 22 President of Congress, York]. His retirement 

from C6ngress. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. A. Ill, 83 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 1S2. 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitpain.] To [the Board of 

Oct. 22 War, York]. Supplies for the army; lead at 

Boston; cartouche boxes; general returns of the 

i army. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 

"•^-v Tilghman. A. 111,85 

Printed in part: Writings of Washin«rton (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6. 184, 
note. 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Case of John More; com- 

Oct. 22 missiiry of issues; army ration. A. D. S. of 

Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1777, Oct. 25. 91, 74 

1777 Ballard. Robert. Red Bank [Fort Mercer, New Jersey]. 

Ckt. 23 To [George] Washington [Whitpain]. Enemy's 

attack on Port Mifflin. Contemporary copy. 2 
pp. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1777, Oct. 21. C. C. 162, 5, 155 

1777 Hazelwood, John. Red Bank [New Jersey]. To George 

CKT. 23 Washington [Whitpain]. Naval action off Fort 

Mifflin. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 



OOBBESPONDENCE OF QEOBOE WABHINGTON 199 

writing of George Lewis. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1777, Oct. 24. 

C. C. 153, 5, 151 

1777 Ward, Samuel. Red Bank [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Oct. 23 Washington [Whitpain]. Repulse of British at 

Red Bank; losses; bravery of Mauduit Du Pies- 
sis. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1777, Oct. 23. 

C. C. 152, 5, 153 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitpain.] To [the President of 

Oct. 24 Congress, York]. British repulse at Red Bank 

[Fort Mercer]; want of shoes and blankets. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Han- 
son Harrison. Read in Congress, Oct. 27. 

A. Ill, 87 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 186. 

1777 Board of War. [York.] To George Washington [Whit- 

Ocr. 24 pain]. Lead, salt petre, etc. at Boston; cartouche 

boxes; minor matters. A. L. S. of Richard 
Peters. 1 p. Answered Nov. 3.* 19, 38 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Oct. 25 Washington [Whitpain]. Transmitting resolves; 

commissions; news from north. L. S. of John 
Hancock. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 

91, 70 

1777 BTavy Board, Bordentown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Oct. 25 Washington [Whitpain]. Action at Red Bank; 

want of ammunition. A. L. S. of Francis Hop- 
kinson, signed also by John Wharton. 2 pp. 

19, 61 

1777 Hancock, John. York. To [George] Washington [Whit- 

OcT. 25 pain]. Journey to Boston; escort of horse. L. S. 

1 p. In handwriting of Jacob Rush. 19, 54 

1777 Continental Congress, Secretary. York. To [George] 

Oct. 31 Washington [Whitpain]. Transmitting letters 

from [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates. A. L. S. of 
Charles Thomson. 1 p. 19, 95 

[1777] [Shippen, William, jr.] [Whitpain.] To [George Wash- 

[OcT. ?] ington, Whitpain], Plan for establishment of 

the hospital department. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1777, Oct. 24? C. C. 162, 5, 157 



200 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To the President of 

Nov. 1 Congress [York]. The military situation; La- 

fayette; militia. Dmft. 8 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Nov. 6. Referred to Board of War. 

A. in, 89 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 156. 

1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To [the President 

Nov. 2 of Congress, York]. His retirement from Con- 

gress. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. A. UI, 97 

1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To [the Board of 

^^^' ^ War, York]. Cartouche boxes; Col. [Louis Le 

Begue] Duportail's rank. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. A. Ill, 99 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh.] To [Lt. Gen. Sir] 

Nov. 4 William Howe [Philadelphia]. Exchange of 

prisoners. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of John Laurens. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1777, Nov. 4. 

C. C. 162, 5, 207 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 172. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Nov. 4 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Transmitting re- 

solves. Letterbook copy. C. C. 13, 1, 2 

1777 Continental Congress, Report of Marine Committee on 

Nov. 4 frigates in the Delaware and order of Congress 

thereon. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1777, Nov. 5. 91, 100 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Momnnent to Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 4 Francis Nash; resolutions of thanks to com- 

manding officers at Saratoga, Red Bank, Fort 
Mifflin and of the naval force in the Delaware. 
A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington 1777, 
Nov. 5. 91, 102 

1777 Board of War. [York.] To George Washington, White- 

Nov. 4 marsh. Question of passport for Joseph Simons 

and Bernard Gratz. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 
1 p. 96, 317 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Nov. 5 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Transmitting sun- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 201 

dry resolves, letters, and documents. A. L. S. of 
Henry Laurens. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 10.* 

91, 98 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Recapture of forts in the 

Nov. 5 Highlands; directions to [Maj]. Gen. [Horatio] 

Gates, militia; aid from New York state. 
A. S. D. of Charles Thomson. 3 pp. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1777, 
Nov. 5. 91, 103 

1777 Howe, [Sir.] W[illiam]. Philadelphia. To George Wash- 

Nov. 5 ington [Whitemarsh]. Exchange of prisoners; 

complaints. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
Nov. 10. C. C. 162, 5, 209 

1777 Continental Cong^ss, President. York. To [George] 

Nov. 7 Washington [Whitemarsh], Forwarding resolves. 

A. L. S. of Henry Laurens. 1 p. Answered 
Nov. 10.* 91, 106 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Resignation of Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 7 [Thomas] Mifflin; election of board of war. A. D. 

S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1777, Nov. 7. 

91, 105 

1777 Board of War. [York.] To [George] Washington, White- 

Nov. 7 marsh. Seizure of blankets and shoes from dis- 

affected. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. Ip. 19,166 

1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To [the President of 

Nov. 8 Congress, York]. Movements of enemy; sup- 

port of Fort Mifflin; lack of money; salt provi- 
sions. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Read in Congress, Nov. 12. Referred 
to Board of Treasury. A. Ill, 101 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Whitemarsh. [Pennsylvania]. 

Nov. 8 To [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Sailing 

of fleet from New York; militia. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1777, Nov. 8. 

C. C. 162, 5, 185 
1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To the President of 

Nov. 10. Congress [York]. Sinking of the frigates; mili- 

tary matters, rank etc. ; foreign engineer officers; 



202 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

money. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, Nov. 12. 

A. HI, 103 

Printed: WriUngs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 180. 

1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To [the President of 

Nov. 11 Congress, York]. Want of clothes and blankets; 

movements of the enemy; militia. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Nov. 14. A. Ill, 107 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 184. 

1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To the Board of War 

Nov. 11 [York]. Practice of substitutes; arms for militia; 

clothing for the army. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. A. IH, 111 

1777 Board of War. [York.] To [George Washington, White- 

Nov. 12 marsh]. Col. Benjamin Flower's claim to a com- 

mission. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. 

32, 144 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Nov. 13 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Difficulty of Treas- 

ury as to money; appointment to chair of Con- 
gress; approval of Washington's course respecting 
the frigates; commissions for Pennsylvania offices; 
methods of transacting business in Congress; 
resolves enclosed; comment; clothing; French 
officers. Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, 1, 15 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh.] To [Lt. Gen. Sir] 

Nov. 14 William Howe [Philadelphia]. Exchange of offi- 

cers; charges of cruelty. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. In handwriting of John Laurens. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1777, 
Nov. 23. C.C. 162,5,218 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 198. 

1777 Cloyd, Joseph, and William Dewees, jr. Philadelphia 

Nov. 15 county. Depositions of their treatment while 

prisoners of the British. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1777, Nov. 23. C. C. 152, 5, 217 

1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To [the President of 

Nov. 17 Congress, York]. Evacuation of Fort Mifflin; 

want of clothing; delay of troops from the north. 
Draft. 6 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. Read in Congress, Nov. 21. Referred to 
the Board of War. A. Ill, 113 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 200. 



I 
^ C0BBE8P0NDENCE OF OEOROE WASHINGTON 203 

1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. [York.] To Rich- 

Nov. 18 ard Henry Lee. The Adjutant Generabhip; can- 

didates and their qualifications; the Quartermas- 
ter General vacancy; salt provision. Transcript. 

P. 1, 49 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 207. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. .To [George] 

N^v- ^^ Washington, Whitemarsh. Transmitting re- 

solves; John Brown's claim as messenger from 
Sir William and Lord [Richard] Howe. Letter- 
book copy. C. C. 18, 1, 33 

1777 Lee, Richard Henry. York. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 20 [Whitemarsh]. [Brig.] Gen. [Thomas] Mifflin 

and the Board of W^ar; the Adjutant Generalship; 
Mifflin's plan for the Quartermaster's Depart- 
ment; British faith and the Saratoga Convention; 
feeling in Pennsylvania and Delaware; taxation; 
change in Commissary Department; news from 
^ Europe. A. L. S. 6 pp. 20, 6 

1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To [the President 

Nov. 23 of Congress, York]. Devices of enemy to deceive 

the people; loss of Red Bank; movements of 
enem\'; militia. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Nov. 27. A. Ill, 121 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 214. 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh.] To [Lt.] Gen. [Sir 

^"^'^v. 23 William] Howe [Philadelpliia]. Retaliation for 

treatment of American prisoners. Contempo- 
rary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1777, Nov. 23. 

C. C. 152, 5, 221 

1777 Washington, (Jeorge. [Whitemarsh.] To [the President 

^^^- ^^ of Congress, York]. Foreign intelligence; La- 

fayette's command; Convention troops; exchange 
of prisoners. Draft. 4: pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Dec. 1. A. Ill, 125 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 222. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

^^^ • 26 Washington, Whitemarsh. Transmitting re- 

solves: Lt. Col. [Fmn^ois Louis Teisseidrc, Mar- 
quis dej Fleury's brevet. Letter-book cop}'. 

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1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To [the Board of 

Nov. 27 War, York]. Lack of clothing; inattention to 

general orders; reforms in the army. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. Ill, 129 

Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 
Washington, Whitemarsh. Delay in reports 
from Boards of War and Treasury; transmitting 
resolves. Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, 1, 36 

Navy Board. Bordentown [New Jersey]. To [George] 
Washington [Whitemarsh]. Disposition of the 
sunken frigates. A. L. S. of Francis Hopkinson, 
signed also by John Wharton. 2 pp. 20, 86. 

Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 
Washington, Whitemarsh. Transmitting re- 
solves and other papers. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, I, 49 

Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To [the President 

of Congress, York]. Want of cloathing; uneasi- 

'U ness caused by promotions. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Dec. 4. Referred to R. H. Lee, 
Duer, Dana, Duane and Harvie. A. UI, 131 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 229. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

' I>Ec. 1 Washington, Whitemarsh. Port of embarkation 

.i of the Convention troops; Lafayette's command 

jj of a division; report of arrival of stores from 

France. Letter-book copy.' C. C. 13, 1, 52 

\ 1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To Maj. Gen. 

Dbc. 2 [Israel] Putnam [Fishkill, New York]. Fortify- 

ing the Hudson. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in 

3 Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 

Mar. 17. C. C. 162, 5, 397 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6. 281. 

1777 Continental Congress, Kesolves. Secret enterprise against 

Dec. 3 British at St Johns and elsewhere on Lake Cham- 

plain. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In hand- 
] writing of John Lansing, jr. Enclosed in John 

Stark to Washington 1778, July 31, which letter 



\ is not included in this calendar. 25, 114 

n 1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

; 3 Dec. 8 Washington, Whitemarsh. Transmitting re- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 205 

solve; [Lt.] Gen. [Sir William] Howe's answer 
to Washington's letter. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 18, 1, 58 

1777 WaBhington, George. Whitemarsh. To [the President of 

^^' 10 Congress, York]. Skirmishes with enemy at 

Whitemarsh, Chestnut Hill and other places. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, Dec.l3. A. IH, 133 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6. 237. 

1777 Continental CongresB, Committee of conference with Gen. 

I>Ec. 10 Washington. Whitemarsh. To George Wash- 

ington [Whitemarsh], Measures to be recom- 
mended to Congress for increasing efficiency of 
the army. A. L. S. of Robert Morris, signed 
also by Elbridge Gerry and Joseph Jones. 2 pp. 

91, 110 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Dec. 12 Washington, Whitemarsh. Transmitting re- 

solve. Letter-book copy. C. C. 18, I, 59 

1777 Washington, George. Gulf Creek [Pennsylvania]. To 

Dbc. 14 [the Board of War, York]. Seizure of clothing; 

minor military matters; loss of arms by deserters. 
Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. A. Ill, 137 

1777 Washington, George. " Near the Gulph." To [the Presi- 

Dbc. 14 dent of Congress, York]. Movement of the 

army; Burgoyne and the Convention; supplies 
and exercise of military authority. Draft. 4 
pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. Ill, 141 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 242. 

1777 Continental Congress, Committee of Conference with Gen. 

l^Bc. 16 Washington. Report to Congress; attempt on 

Philadelphia; militia and reenforcements for 
army. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Joseph Jones. Enclosed in Commit- 
tee to Washington, 1777, Dec. 10. Report con- 
sidered in Congress, Dec. 18 and 19. 91, 108 

Committee consisted of R. Morris, Gerry and Jones. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

l>j.c. 17 Washington, Gulf [mill, Pennsylvania]. [Lt.] 

Gen. [John] Burgoy ne's letter. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 18, 1, 61 



206 LIBBABY OF CONGBESS 

1777 Havy Board. Bordentown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

I>Bc. 17 Washington [Gulf mill]. Progress of an experi- 

ment. A. L. S. of Francis Hopkinson, signed 
also by John Wharton. 1 p. 20, 171 

1777 Continental CongresB, Resolve. Supply of provisions for 

l>Bc. 19 British prisoners. Broadside. With auto, note 

of Robert Hanson Harrison of names of Amer- 
ican officers confined in goal. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1778, Apr. 18. 

C. C. 162, 6, 471 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

^^' 20 Washington, Gulf [mill]. Transmitting resolves 

and other papers; [Gov.] William Tryon's cruel- 
ties. C. C. 13, 1, 63 

1777 Washington, George. Valley Forge [Pennsylvania]. To 

^^' ^ [the President of Congress, York]. Lack of pro- 

visions; sufferings of the army. Draft. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. lU, 145 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 252. 

1777 W[ashiagto]n, G[eorge]. Valley Forge. To [the President 

^^- ^ of Congress, York]. Starvation; impossibility 

of collecting supplies; critics of the service. 
Auto, draft signed. 7 pp. A. Ill, 151 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 257. 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

^^- 23 Washington [Valley Forge]. Transmitting 

papers; mutiny of crew of British merchant-ship 
and carrying of vessel into Charleston. Letter- 
book copy. C. C. 13, I, 65 

1777 Washington, George. Vallev Forge. To the Board of 

Dec. 24 yVar [York]. Exchange of [Brig] Gen. [William] 

Thompson. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. A. HI, 149 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

^* ^^ Washington [Valley Forge]. Transmitting re- 

solve; opinion of France's attitude toward the 
United States. C. C. 18, 1, 77 

1777 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

^^' -^ Washington [Valley Forge]. Commission to 

Col. [William] Barton. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 18, 1, 78 



COBRESPONDENCB OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 207 

1777 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To the President 

I>Ec. 26 of Congress [York]. Claim of rank of [Brig.] 

Gen. [ William] Woodford. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. in, 161 

1777 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To Maj. Gen. [Israel] 

I^Ec. 27 Putnam [Fishkill, New York]. Fortifications in 

Highlands; return of troops at Fishkill. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Caleb 
Gibbs. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1778, Mar. 17. C. C. 162, 5, 397 

1777 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To the Board of 

Di5c. 29 W^ar [York]. Suffering of garrison of Fort Pitt 

for want of clothing. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of John Laurens. A. Ill, 159 

1777 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To the Board of 

Dec. 30 War [York]. Horses for Capt. [Cadwallader] 

Jones's troop. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. A. Ill, 163 

1777 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To Maj. Gen. 
^Kj- 30 [Thomas] Conway [Camp]. Commencement of 

duties as Inspector General; promotions. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of John 
Fitzgerald. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1778, Jan. 2. 

C. C. 152, 6, 241 

Navy Board, Middle District. Bordentown [New Jersey]. 
Present of fish; an experiment; advance to Col. 
[Asa?] Worthington. A. L. S. of Francis Hop- 
kinson, signed also by John Wharton. W 

Lovell, James. [York.] To [George] Washington [Val- 
ley Forge]. Printing and hiding of the Journals 
of Congress from the British. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

20, 320 

Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 
of Congress, York]. Appointments of Quarter- 
master and Adjutant General; [BrigJ Gen. 
[George] W^eedon's complaint as to rank. Draft. 
4 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. Ill, 165 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 273. 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 
Jan. 1 Washington [Valley Forge]. Committee of Con- 



1777 




Dec. 


30 


•1777 




Dec*. 


81 


1778 




Jan. 


I 



208 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

ferenee; transmitting resolves. Letter-book 
copy. C. C. 18, I, 94 

1778 Forman, David. [Valley Forge.] Memorial [to George 

Jan. 1 Washington, Valley Forge,] praying for guard 

for salt works at Barnegat. 

Same to same. Letter transmitting above. Contempo- 
rary copies. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1778, Jan. 31. 

C. C. 162, 5, 279 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Jan. 2 of Congress, York]. [Maj] Gen. [Thomas] Con- 

way and the office of Inspector-General. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Read in Congress, Jan. 7. Referred to 
Board of War. A. HI, 169 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 276. 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Jan. 2 of Congress, York]. Introducing Maj. John 

Clark [jr]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Read in Congress, Jan. 10. Referred 
to Board of War. A. Ill, 171 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the Board of 

Jan. 2 War, York]. Virginia clothing for Virginia 

troops; want of blankets; cattle in Delaware; 
Adjutant-generalship; clothing and tailors; [Maj.] 
Gen. [Thomas] Conway's machinations; weakness 
of army; seizure of clothes. Draft. 5 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. m, 173 

Conway paragraph printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N.Y. 
1890. 6, 277, note. 

1778 Eyre, Thomas. Philadelphia.- To [Lt. Gen.] Sir William 

Jan. 2 Howe [Philadelphia]. Account of his treatment 

while a prisoner of war. Contemporary copy, 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Apr. 18. C. C. 162, 5, 453 

1778 Wiggins, Thomas. Philadelphia. Deposition of haying 

Jan. 3 been fired upon while acting as a flag. Contempo- 

rary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of John Lau- 
rens. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1778, Apr. 18. C. C. 162, 5, 465 

Dated in error 1777. 



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COBRESPONDENCE OP GE0B6E WASHINGTON 209 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Jan. 4 of Congress, York]. Enclosing his answer to 

[Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. Read in Congress, Jan. 13. Referred to 
the Board of War. A. Ill, 179 

Printed! Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 278, note. 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Jan. 5 of Congress, York]. Distress of the army. 

Di-aft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, Jan. 13. Referred 
to Board of War. A. HI, 182 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 280. 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Jan. 5 Washington, Valley Forge. Election of Col. 

[Alexander] Scammel, Adjutant General; deten- 
tion of Convention troops; heavy burdens upon 
Members of Congress. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, I, 112 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [Lt.] Gen. 

Jan. 8 [Sir William] Howe [Philadelphia]. Retaliation 

for treatment received by American prisoners in 
England; firing upon a flag. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Apr. 18. C. C. 152, 5, 451 

1778 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Philadelphia. To [George Wash- 

Jan. 8 ington. Valley Forge]. Lt. [Thomas] Eyre's case; 

firing on a flag. Contemporary cop3\ 1 p. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
Apr. 18. C. C. 152, 5, 457 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Jan. 9 of Congress, York]. Appointment of aides; 

detention of Convention troops; resolves grant- 
ing extra month's pay to soldiers. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Jan. 13. Referred to the 
Board of War. A. Ill, 183 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 282. 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To James Lovell 

Jan. 9 [York]. Recovery of the Journals of Congress. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

A. in, 187 

28632—06 14 



210 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1778 [Boudinot, Elias.] [Valley Forge?] To [Hugh Ferguson, 

Jan. 10 Philadelphia.] Subsistence for British prisoners. 

Extract of letter. 2 pp. Enclosed in Howe to 
Washington, 1778, Jan. 19. 92, 95 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Jan. 12 of Congress, York]. Questions respecting dis- 

position of captured articles. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Jan. 20. Referred to Marine Com- 
mittee. A. Ill, 189 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To the President 

Jan. 13 of Congress [York]. Recommending Chevalier de 

MauduitduPlessis for a commission. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of John Laurens. Read in Con- 
gress, Jan. 19. Request granted. A. Ill, 193 

1778 Gerry, E[lbridge]. York. To [George] Washington 

Jan. 13 [Valley Forge]. Committee of Conference, its 

purpose and powers; members chosen; various 
resolves on military matters; pensions; Col. 
[James] Wilkinson appointed Secretary to Board 
of War; bell tents for army. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

21,88 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

J^N. 14 Washington, Valley Forge. Transmitting re- 

solves; proceedings of Congress relative to the 
Convention troops; appointment of Maj. [John] 
Clark [jr.] Auditor of Public Accounts in Camp. 
Letter-book copy. C. C. 18, 1, 124 

1778 Anonymous. To Congress. "Thoughts of a Freeman'' 

Jan. 17 Criticisms of the Commander in Chief and the 

Army. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Trans- 
mitted to Washington by Patrick Henry ? 21, 204 

Printed: Writings of Washingrton (Sparks) Boston. 1884. 5, 497 . 

1778 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

J^N. 18 ington [Valley Forge]. American . prisoners in 

England. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed 
in Washington to Congress, 1778, Apr. 18. 

C. C. 152, 5, 459 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [York.] To [George] 

Jan. 19 Washington, Valley Forge. Suspension of [Lt.] 

Gen. [John] Burgoyne's embarkation. Letter- 
book copy. C. C. 18, 1, 143 



CORBESPONDBNCB OP GBOBGB WASHINGTON 211 

1778 Howe, [Sir] W[imam]. Philadelphia. To [George] Waj?h- 

Jan. 19 ington [Valley Forge]. Subsistence of British 

prisoners; clothing; agents. L. S. 3 pp. Copy 
of this letter enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1778, Apr. 18. 92, 93 

1778 Prisoners. Quantity of weekly provisions issued by Brit- 

JAN. 19 ish to American prisoners. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Howe to Washington, 1778, Jan. 19. 92, 97 

1778 Prisoners, American. Philadelphia. Allowance of pro- 

Jan. 19 vision. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 

writing of John Laurens. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1778, Apr. 
18. C. C. 162, 5, 466 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [Lt.] Gen. [Sir] 

Jan. 20 William Howe [Philadelphia]. Lt. [Thomas] 

Eyre's case. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Kichard Kidder Meade. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Apr. 18. C. C. 152, 5, 467 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolves. Report of Board of War 

Jan. 21 on state of prisoners, correspondence with [Sir 

William] Howe and consequent resolutions. 
Broadside. With auto, note of Robert Hanson 
Harrison of names of American officers confined 
in goal. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1778, Apr. 18. 

C. C. 152, 5, 471 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [York.] To [George] 

Jan. 22 Washington, Valley Forge. Brevet of Lt. Col. 

of Artillery to [Chevalier Mauduit] du Plessis; 
transmitting resolves. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, I, 146 

1778 Navy Board. Bordentown. [New Jersey]. To [George 

J^N- 22 Washington, Valley Forge]. Capt. [Charles] 

Alexander's desire to annoy enemy. Recent copy. 
1 p. 21, 175 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [the Presi- 

Jan. 23 dent of Congress, York]. Introducing French 

officers to Congress. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of John Laurens. A. Ill, 195 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the Board of 

Jan. 24 War, York]. Securing of leather at German- 



212 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

town and exchange of certain prisoners. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. Ill, 197 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [York.] To [George] 

Jan. 25 Washington, Valley Forge. Transmitting re- 

solves. Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, 1 154 

1778 Washington, George. Valle}^ Forge. To the Board of 

Jan. 26 War, York. Seizure of British officers who have 

permission to visit prisoners. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. in, 201 

Extract printed. Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6. 868, 
note. 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To the Board of 

Jan. 27 War, York. Seizure of the British officers and 

supplies intended for British prisoners; the Cana- 
dian expedition. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. A. Ill, 203 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [York.] To [George] 

Jan. 28 Washington, Valley Forge. Transmitting re- 

solves. Letter-book copy. ^ C. C. 13, I, 156 

I [1778] Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [a Committee 

[Jan. 29] of Congress, Valley Forge]. State of the army 

considered by departments. D. S. 38 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Endorsed: 
*'Jany. 10. Members chosen. Messrs. Dana, 
Reed, Folsom & Harvie. Janv. 20. — Messrs. 
[Charles] Carroll, [Gouverneur] Morris." 

A. HI, 205. 

i Printed; Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6. 300. 

; This was the committee appointed to repair to camp and is generally 

} known as the Committee of Conference. Extract from above, made 

J on occasion of the Ncwburgh Addresses, in handwriting of Benjamin 

Walker. 6 pp., was enclosed in Washington to the President of Gon- 
I gress. 1783, Mar. 18. C. C. 162, 11, 159 

1778 Washington, George. Valle}^ Forge. To [Lt] Gen. [Sir 

Jan. 30 William] Howe [Philadelphia]. Provisions and 

clothing for British prisoners. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1778, Apr. 18. 

C. C. 152, 5, 469 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Ja^- 31 of Congress, YorkJ. Minor matters; salt for the 

army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. A. Ill, 245 



CORRESPONDENCE 9F GEORGE WASHINGTON 213 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To Henry Laurens^ 

•1a>' 31 York. Enemies in Congress; his conduct. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Kobert Hanson Harri- 
son. P. I, pt. II, 6 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 353. 

[1778] [Sandford, Thomas. J [Philadelphia. J Report of treatment 

[Jan.] received in attempted performance of duty to 

relieve distresses of British prisoners. [Extract. ] 
Contemporary copy. 12 pp. Transmitted to 
Washington. 91, 218 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Feb. 3 of Congress, York]. Food supplies for Ameri- 

can prisoners; pressing need of money. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Read in Congress, Feb. 5. Referred to 
Board of Treasury. A. Ill, 247 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 387, 
note. 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [York.] To [George] 

Fkb- 3 Washington, Valley Forge. [Brig.] Gen. [David] 

Forman's petition; transmitting resolves. Let- 
ter-book copy. C. C. 13, I, 160 

1778 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

Feb. 5 Washington [Valley Forge]. Liquidation of 

accounts of the Convention prisoners; supplies 
for American prisoners; commissioners for a 
cartel. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. In hand- 
writing of John Laurens. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1778, Apr. 18. 

C. C. 152, 5, 473 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 369, note. 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To George 

Feb. 7 Washington [Valley Forge]. Transmitting pa- 

pers relating to investigation of evacuation of 
Ticonderoga. L. S. of Henry Laurens. 1 p. 
Answered Feb. 14. 92, 67 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Feb. 8 of Congress, York]. The Canadian expedition; 

prisoners; inquiries into losses of Forts Mont- 
gomery, Clinton and Mifflin. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Feb. 17. ''Accompanied with the 
following letters. 1 from Genl. Howe Jany 8. 
1778 Answer from G Wash: 20. 1 from Gen 



214 UBRABY OF CONGBESS 

Howe 19. G. W's answer 30. G W to Gen 
Howe 8 Gen Howe to Gen W 18 Gen H to G 
Wash 5 Feby G W's answer 10 Feby" 

A. m, 249 

177ft Continental CongpresB, President. [York.] To [George] 

f"*** * Washington, Valley Forge. Transmitting re- 

solves; oaths of allegiance. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 18, 1, 165 

1778 Washin^n, George. Valley Forge. To [the Board of 

Fbb. 10 War, York]. Minor military matters; British 

officei*s sent to relieve prisoners; collection of 
clothing in Pennsylvania. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. A. Ill, 253 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To Maj. Gen. 

Feb. 10 [Horatio] Gates [York]. British officers with 

clothing for their prisoners; clothing for Penn- 
sylvania troops. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. C. C. 152, 6, 253 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [Lt.] Gen. [Sir 

F«B. 10 William] Howe [Philadelphia]. Exchange of 

prisoners. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Kobert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress 1778, 
Apr. 18. C. C. 162, 5, 477 

Printed: WritingB of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 0, 369. 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge. ] To the President of 

Fib. 11 Congress, Philadelphia. Claims of Mons. Re- 

mand de Lisle and Robillard D'Antin;. trouble 
with foreigners. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress Feb. 18. 

C. C. 152, 5, 291 

Dated in error, Morristown, 1777. 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolves. Commissaries General 

Feb. 11 departments; duties, management; table of pay. 

Broadside. 1 p. Printed by Dunlap. 

84,29 

1778 Continental Congress, Committee of Conference. Moore 

Feb. 11 Hall [near Valley Forge]. To [George] Wash- 

ington [Valley Forge]. Exchange of prisoners; 
status of citizens. A. L. S. of Francis Dana. 
2 pp. 92, 71 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [York.] To [George] 

Feb. 13 Washington, Valley Forge. Transmitting re- 

solves. Letter-book copy. C. C. 18, 1, 188 



C0BRE8P0NDBNCB OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 215 

1778 Pntnam, Israel. West Point. To [George Washington, 

F«B. 13 Valley Forge]. Great need of money. [Extract 

of letter.] 1 p. In handwriting of Kichard Kid- 
der Meade. Enclosed in Washington to the Pres- 
ident of Congress 1778, Feb. 27. 

C. C. 152,5,315 

1778 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

Feb. 14 Washington [Valley Forge]. Exchange of pris- 

oners. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Kichard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
Mar. 7. C. C. 152, 5, 325 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1834. 6, 5S7. 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To Robert Hooper, 

Fkb. 15 Nathaniel Falconer and Jonathan. Mifflin jr., 

Reading [Pennsylvania]. Distress of army for 
meat and forage. Attested contemporary copy 
by Jonathan Mifflin jr. 2 pp. Transmitted to 
Congress. C. C. 152, 5, 303 

1778 Franklin, Thomas. Philadelphia. Deposition respecting 

Feb. 16 British treatment of prisoners. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1778, Mar. 7. 

C. C. 152, 5, 341 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Feb. 19 of Congress, York]. Resolve respecting abuses 

in the several states. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress Feb. 23. A. Ill, 255 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [York.] To [George] 

Feb. 19 Washington, Valley Forge. Transmitting re- 

solves; John Clark [jr] and Mathew Clarkson, 
Auditors of army accounts; Baron Steuben. 
Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, 1, 191 

1778 North, [Frederick,] Lord. Speech on his conciliatory mo- 

Feb. 19 tion with drafts of bills on taxation of the colo- 

nies and peace commissioners. 

See: Pennsylvania Gazette, 1778, Apr. 24. 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [the Board of 

Feb. 21 War, York]. Removal of artillery at Albany. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. A. UI, 257 



216 LIBRAE Y OF CONGRESS 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [York.] To [George] 

Feb. 21 Washington, Valle}'^ Forge. Transmitting sun- 

dr}^ resolves. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, I, 197. 

1778 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Philadelphia. To [George Wash- 

F^B. 21 ington, Valley Forge]. British treatment of 

prisoners; accusations against Americans. Con- 
temporary copy. 14 pp. In handwriting of John 
Fitzgerald. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1778, Mar. 7. 

C. C. 152, 5, 337 

[1778] Meyers, Anne, [of Philadelphia.] Report respecting loy- 

Feb. 23 alist refugees. Contemporary copy by Richard 

Kidder Meade. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to 
Board of War, 1778, Feb. 23. A. Ill, 259 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the Board of 

Feb. 23 War, New York]. Minor military matters; ord- 

nance supplies for next campaign. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. Ill, 261 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Feb. 27 of Congress, York]. Court-martial of various 

officers; disturbed condition of western troops. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs 
and Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Mar. 5. A. Ill, 263 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 385. 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the Board of 

F*^* 27 War, York]. Need of w^riting paper. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. Ill, 267 

1778 Champion, Henry. Hartford, Connecticut. To [George] 

Fkb. 28 Washington [Valley Forge]. Trouble caused by 

Connecticut's Regulating Act for price of beef. 
[Extract of letter. ] Contemporary copy. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1778, Mar. 
12. C. C. 152, 5, 363 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To the Committee 

Feb. 29 [of Conference], Moore Hall. Disorder in the 

Armourer's department. L. S. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. C. C. 33, 225 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 217 

[1778] [Knox? Henry.] Memoranda of alterations proposed in 

[Feb.] resolves of Congress of Feb. 11 respecting the 

Commissaries' departments as regards the artil- 
lery. Contemporary copy. In handwriting of 
Samuel Shaw. A. D. 1 p. 24, 30 

[1778] Lisle, [Charles Noel Francois] Romand de. [Valley Forge ?] 

[Feb.] To [George] Washington, ]VIorristown [Valley 

Forge]. Claim to chief command of the artil- 
lery. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1778, Feb. 11. 

C. C. 152, 5, 295 

[1778] Eobillard D'Antin, Ijewis Joseph Henry [Valley Forge]. 

[Feb.] To [George] Washington, ]VIorristown [Valley 

Forge]. Claim to a captaincy in the artillery. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in W^ashington to the 
President of Congress, 1778, Feb. 11. 

C. C. 152, 5, 299 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To the Committee 

Mar. 1 [of Conference], Moore Hall. Controversy over 

rank between Brig. Gens. [William] Woodford, 
[George] Weedon, and [Charles] Scott; cavalry; 
exchange negotiations ; command in Rhode Island ; 
delay in appointing General Officers; [Maj.] Gen. 
[Nathanael] Greene and the Quartermasters' de- 
partment; Du Portailand the Engineers. A. L. S. 
2 pp. C. C. 33, 209 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [York.] To [George] 

Mar. 1 Washington, Valley Forge. Transmitting re- 

solves; approbation of Washington's letter to 
Howe; exchange of prisoners. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, 1, 201 

1778 Navy Board. [Bordentown, New Jersey.] To [George] 

Mar. 1 Washington [Valley Forge]. Removal of flat- 

boats, galle3^s and naval stores from Bordentown. 
A. L. S. of Francis Hopkinson, signed also by 
John Wharton. 1 p. 22, 77 

1778 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

Mar. 2 ington [Valley Forge]. Commission for exchange 

of prisoners. Contemporary cop3\ 1 p. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclos- 
ed in W^ashington to the President of Congress, 
1778, Mar. 7. C. C. 152, 5, 343 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolve. Passports for British 

Mar. 3 officers seeking exchange. Contemporary copy. 



218 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p« Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1778, 
May 6. 92, 34 

1778 Eeed, James. To Gov. George Clinton [Poughkeepsie? 

^^^' ^ New York]. Regulating Act [of price of beef, 

in Connecticut]. [Extract of letter.] 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
Mar. 12. C. C. 162, 5, 365 

1778 Sullivan, John and Others. [Valley Forge.] To [George] 

Mar. 4 Washington [Valley Forge.] Decision of board 

of general oflScers on settlement of rank of brig- 
adiers Woodford, Muhlenberg, Scott, and Wee- 
don. A. L. S. of Sullivan, signed also: Nath 
Greene, Stirling, Lachn. Mcintosh, Wm. Max- 
well, J. M. Varnum, J. Huntington. 1 p. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Mar. 12. C. C. 162, 5, 369 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [York.] To [George] 

Mar. 5 Washington, Valley Forge. Transmitting re- 

solves. Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, 1, 207 

1778 Howe, [Sir] William. Philadelphia. Commission to Cols. 

Mar. 5 Charles O'Hara and Humphrey Stephens and 

Capt. Richard Fitzpatrick to arrange for an ex- 
change of prisoners. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Apr. 18. C. C. 162, 5, 481 

1778 Wadsworth, Jeremiah. Hartford. ' To [George] Wash- 

Mar. 5 ington [Valley Forge]. Endorsement of Henry 

Champion's complaint of trouble caused by Con- 
necticut's Regulating Act of price of beef. Con- 
temporary copy. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh • 
man. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1778, Mar. 12. C. C. 162, 6, 368 

1778 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Valley Forge. To the Conmiit- 

Mar. 6 tee [of Conference], Moore Hall. Transfer of 

[Maj.] Gen. [Israel] Putnam to Rhode Island. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. A. Ill, 269 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Fend) N. Y. 1890. 6, 888, 
note. 

The personnel of the Committee at this date was: Dnane, Root, 
M. Smith, O. Morris and Laurens. 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To the Board of 

Mab, 6 War [York]. Need of arms and accoutrements 



COBBESPONDENCE OP GEOBGE WASHINGTON 219 

for the coming campaign; leather for cartouche 
boxes and shoes. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. A. in, 271 

1778 Continental Congress, Committee of Conference [Moore 

Mak. 6 Hall]. To [George Washington, Valley Forge]. 

Considerations respecting settlement of a cartel; 
money and supplies for prisoners; convention 
troops; exchange of citizens; State and Conti- 
nental prisoners; loyalists; tariff of exchange; 
Fort Washington prisoners; distresses. Draft. 
13 pp. In handwriting of ^Gouvemeur Morris. 
Endorsed: " . . . . superseded by a Conference." 

C. C. 33, 241 

1778 Continental Congress, Conmiittee of Conference. Moore 

Mar. 6 Hall [near Valley Forge]. To [George] Washing- 

ton [Valley Forge]. Selection of commander for 
posts on the Hudson. L. S. of Francis Dana. 
Ip. 92,116 

1778 Clinton, George. Poughkeepsie. To Jonathan Trumbull 

Mar. 6 [Lebanon, Connecticut]. Raising of troops for 

defense of the Highlands. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Mar. 16. C. C. 162, 5, 383 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Mar. 7 of Congress, York]. Resolves of Congress re- 

specting exchange of prisoners. Draft. 8 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Referred to Board of War. A. Ill, 279 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 397. 

1778 Parsons, Sam[uel] H[oIden]. West Point. To [George] 

Mar. 7 Washington [Valley Forge]. Confusion as to 

command in the Highlands; fortification work. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1778, Mar. 
17. C. C. 152, 5, 401 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the Board of 

Mar. 9 War, York]. Artillery from Albany; exchange 

of convention officers and general exchange of 
prisoners; western regiments; deserters; cloth- 
ing. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. Ill, 283 



220 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [Lt.] Gen. 

Mar. 9 [Sir] W[illiam] Howe [Philadelphia]. Postpone- 

ment of meeting of exchange commissioners; ex- 
change of [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee. Contem- 
porary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard 
Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1778, Mar. 12. 

C. C. 162, 5, 353 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 406, 415, 
notes. 

1778 Barry, John. Port Penn [Delaware]. To [George Wash- 

Mar. 9 ington, Valley Forge]. Account of capture of 

prizes. [Extract of letter.] 2 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
Mar. 12. C. C. 162, 5, 367 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [York.] To [George] 

Mar. 10 Washington, Valley Forge. Transmitting re- 

solves. Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, I, 218 

1778 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

Mar. 10 ington [Valley Forge]. Postponed meeting of 

exchange commissioners; exchange of [Maj.] 
Gen. [Charles] Lee and British oflScers. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1778, Mar. 12. 

C. C. 162, 5, 3.55. 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1834. 5, 588. 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Mar. 12 of Congress, York]. Exchange of prisoners; en- 

listment of prisoners; minor military matters; 
supplies. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Timothy Pickering, jr?. Referred to Board of 
War. A. Ill, 287 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 6, 414. 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [Lt. Gen. Sir 

Mar. 12 William Howe, Philadelphia]. Exchange of Lt. 

Col. [Archibald] Campbell and [Maj.] Gen. 
[Charles] Lee. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1778, Mar. 12. C. C. 162, 5, 359 

Printed, in part: WriUngs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6,416, 
note. 

1778 Huntington, Jedediah. Valley Forge. To George Wash- 

Mar. 13 ington [Valley Forge]. Resignation of Col. 



COBRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 221 

[Charles] Webb. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
Mar. 16. C. C. 162, 6, 389 

1778 Webb, Charles. Valley Forge. To the President of Con- 

Mab. 13 gress [York]. Resignation. L. S. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Jedediah Huntington with auto, 
signed approval. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1778, Mar. 16. 

C. C. 162, 5, 391 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To the President 

Mar. 14 of Congress [York]. Comte [Casimir] Pulaski 

and his proposed regiment of dragoons. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of John Laurens. Referred 
to Board of War. A. Ill, 291 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 422. 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [York.] To [George] 

Mar. 14 Washington, Valley Forge. Transmitting re- 

solves. Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, I, 224 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [York.] To [George] 

Mab, 15 Washington, Valley Forge. Marquis de Lafa- 

yette and Baron de Kalb to rejoin army. Letter 
book copy. C. C. 13, I, 229 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Mar. 16 of Congress, York]. Command and garrison in 

the Highlands. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. Referred to Board of 
War. A. Ill, 293 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 430. 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To the President of 

Mar. 16 Congress [York]. Capt. [Ebenezer] Sullivan's 

claim; minor military matters. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison and 
Caleb Gibbs. Referred to Board of War as far 
as respects Capt. Sullivan. A. Ill, 295 

1778 Navy Board. Bordentown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Mar. 16 Washington [Valley Forge]. Seizure of Capts. 

[Isaiah] Robinson and [Nathaniel] Gait while 
under protection of a flag. A. L. S. of Francis 
Hopkinson. 3 pp. 22, 185 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Mar. 17 of Congress, York]. Confusion of command and 

state of the works in the Highlands. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. Ill, 297 



222 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Smallwood, William. Wilmington [Delaware]. To 

Mar. 17 [George] Washington [Valley Forge]. Sailing 

of fleet toward Philadelphia. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Mar. 18. C. C. 162, 5, 409 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To the President 

Mar. 18 of Congress [York]. Preparations of the enemy. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John Laurens. 
Read in Congress, Mar. 23. A. Ill, 299 

1778 WashiiLgton, George. [Valley Forge.] To [the Committee 

Mar. 19 of Conference, Moore Hall]. Col. [Rufus] Put- 

nam's rank. Dmft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. A. lU, 301 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the Board of 

Mar. 20 War, York]. Intelligence respecting enemy; 

artillery magazine at Carlisle [Pennsylvania]; 
recruits. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. A. Ill, 303 

1778 Seely, Silvanus. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

Mar. 20 [George] Washington [Valley Forge]. Embar- 

kation of British from New York. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1778, Mar. 24. C. C. 162, 5, 377 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Mar. 21 of Congress, York]. Troops from Albany; 

charges against Dr. [William] Shippen [jr.]. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. Read in Congress, Apr. 3. Referred to 
Drayton, Huntington and Bannister. 

A. UI, 307 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6,437. 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Mar. 21 Washington, Valley Forge. Feeling of Congress 

about expressions in letters of Sir William Howe; 
transmitting resolves. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 18, 1, 237 

1778 W[ashington,] G[eorge]. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Mar. 24 of Congress, York]. Establishment of the army; 

resignations; recruits. Auto draft signed. 3 pp. 
Kead in Congress. Mar. 27. Referred to Boai'd 
of War. A. lU, 30» 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6. 448. 



CORBESPONDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 223 

1778 Washinj^n, George. Valley Fotge. To [the President 

Mab. 24 of Congress, York]. Resignation of Col. Charles 

Lewis. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, Mar. 28. 

A. HI, 313 

1778 Havy Board. Bordentown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Mar. 24 Washington [Valley Forge]. Case of Capts. 

[Isaiah] Robinson and [Nathaniel] Gait; removal 
of cannon and stores. A. L. S. of Francis Hop- 
kinson. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 27. 22, 255 

1778 Lovell, James. [York.] To [George] Washington [Valley 

Mab. 24 Forge]. Extract of letter of Thomas Gushing: 

Embarkation preparations of British; exchange 
of marine prisoners; case of John Gray; news 
from Martinique. A. L. S. 5 pp. Answered 
Mar. 29.* 22, 251 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the Board of 

Mar. 25 War, York]. Virginia regiments; troops for and 

on the western frontier. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. Ill, 315 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Mar. 25 Washington, Valley Forge. Transmitting re- 

solves. Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, I, 242 

1778 Lovell, James. York. To [George] Washington [Valley 

Mar, 26 Forge]. Delivery of articles shipped to Wash- 

ington from France. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Mar. 29.* 22, 253 

1778 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

Mar. 27 ington [Valley Forge]. Meeting of Commission- 

ers for exchange at Germantown. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1778, Apr. 18. C. C. 152, 5, 485 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. Commission to Col. 

Mar. 2S William Grayson, Lt. Cols. Robert Hanson Har- 

rison and Alexander Hamilton and Commissary 
Elias Boudinot to arrange for an exchange of 
prisoners. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1778, Apr. 
18. C. C. 152, 5, 489 

Printed: WriUngsof Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6,442, note. 



222 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Smallwood, William. Wilmington [Delaware]. To 

Mar, 17 [George] Washington [Valley Forge]. Sailing 

of fleet toward Philadelphia. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Mar. 18. C. C. 162, 5, 409 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To the President 

Mar. 18 of Congress [York]. Preparations of the enemy. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John Laurens. 
Read in Congress, Mar. 23. A. Ill, 299 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge. ] To [the Committee 
Mar. 19 of Conference, Moore Hall]. Col. [Rufus] Put- 
nam's rank. Draft 1 p. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. A. lU, 301 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the Board of 

^^^ 20 War, York]. Intelligence respecting enemy; 

artillery magazine at Carlisle [Pennsylvania]; 
recruits. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. A. Ill, 303 

1778 Seely, Silvanus. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

Mar. 20 [George] Washington [Valley Forge]. Embar- 

kation of British from New York. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1778, Mar. 24. C. C. 162, 5, 377 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Mar. 21 of Congress, York]. Troops from Alban}^; 

charges against Dr. [William] Shippen [jr.]. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. Read in CongrCvSS, Apr. 3. Referred to 
Drayton, Huntington and Bannister. 

A. UI, 307 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N.Y. 1890. 6,437. 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Mar. 21 Washington, Valley Forge. Feeling of Congress 

about expressions in letters of Sir William Howe; 
transmitting resolves. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 18, 1, 237 

1778 W[ashington,] G[eorge]. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Mar. 24 of Congress, York]. Establishment of the army; 

resignations; recruits. Auto draft signed. 3 pp. 
Read in Congress. Mar. 27. Referred to Board 
of War. A. UI, 30» 

Printed: WrlUngsof Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6. 443. 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 223 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Fol-ge. To [the President 

Mab. 24 of Congress, York]. Resignation of Col. Charles 

Lewis. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, Mar. 28. 

A. HI, 313 

1778 Havy Board. Bordentown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Mar. 24 Washington [Valley Forge]. Case of Capts. 

[Isaiah] Robinson and [Nathaniel] Gait; removal 
of cannon and stores. A. L. S. of Francis Hop- 
kinson. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 27. 22, 255 

1778 Lovcll, James. [York.] To [George] Washington [Valley 

Mar. 24 Forge]. Extract of letter of Thomas Cashing: 

Embarkation preparations of British; exchange 
of marine prisoners; case of John Gray; news 
from Martinique. A. L. S. 5 pp. Answered 
Mar. 29.* 22,251 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the Board of 

Mar. 25 War, York]. Virginia regiments; troops for and 

on the western frontier. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. Ill, 315 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Mar. 25 Washington, Valley Forge. Transmitting re- 

solves. Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, I, 242 

1778 Lovell, James. York. To [George] Washington [Valley 

Mar, 2(5 Forge], Delivery of articles shipped to Wash- 

ington from France. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Mar. 29.* 22, 253 

1778 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

Mar. 27 ington [Valley Forge]. Meeting of Commission- 

ers for exchange at Germantown. Contemporary 
copy, 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1778, Apr. 18. C. C. 152, 5, 485 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. Commission to Col. 

Mar. 2S William Grayson, Lt. Cols. Robert Hanson Har- 

rison and Alexander Hamilton and Commissary 
Elias Boudinot to arrange for an exchange of 
prisoners. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1778, Apr. 
18. C. C. 152, 5, 489 

Printed: WriUngsof Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6,442, note. 



224 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1778 New Jersey," Officers, civil and military. Roadstown. 

Mar. 28 Petition to Gov. William Livingston [Trenton], 

Devastations of the British; praying for relief. 
Contemporary copy of D. S. of 23 names. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Charles Thomson. Enclosed 
in President of Congress, 1778, Apr. 18. 92, 91 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Mar. 29 of Congress, York], Intelligence of reinforce- 

ments from New York to Howe. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Bead in 
Congress, Apr. 1. Referred to Board of War. 

A. Ill, 317 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [York.] To [George] 

Mar. 29 Washington, Valley Forge. Transmitting re- 

solves. Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, I, 245 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [Lt.] Gen. [Sir 

Mar. 29 William] Howe [Philadelphia]. Arrangements 

for meeting of Commissioners for exchange of 
prisoners at Germantown. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Apr. 18. C. C. 152, 5, 487 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 442, 
note. 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To James Lovell 

Mar. 29 [York]. Intelligence of enemy; French protec- 

tion of American trade. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. Ill, 319 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Mar. 30 Washington, Valley Forge. Transmitting re- 

solves. Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, 1, 247 

1778 Navy Board, Bordentown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Mar, 31 Washington [Valle}'^ Forge]. Forwarding stores 

to camp. A. L. S. of Francis Hopkinson, signed 
also by John Wharton. 1 p. Answered Apr. 11. 

22, 293 

1778 Clymer, George and Samuel Mathews, Pittsburgh. To 

Mar. 31 [the President of Congress, York]. Investigation 

of conditions and recommendations for defense 
of the Western frontier. Contemporary cop}*. 
3 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1778, May 3. 92, 28 

1778 Washington, George. \'alley Forge. To [the President 

Apr, 1 of Congress, York]. Charges against [Maj. J Gen. 



CORBESPONDENCE OF GEOBOE WASHINGTON 225 

[Arthur] St. Clair. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Kead in Congress, 
Apr. 6. A. Ill, 321 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [the President 

Apr. 3 of Congress, York]. Promotion of Capt. [Henry] 

Lee. Draft. Ip. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. Read in Congress, Apr. 7. 

A. HI, 323 

1778 Hew Jersey, Legislature. Trenton. Memorial to Congress. 

Apb. 3 Raising the State quota of Continental troops. 

Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1778, Apr. 18. 

92,89 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [the President 

^^*- ^ of Congress, York]. Exchange of prisoners and 

resolves of Congress respecting same. Draft. 
4 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. A. HI, 325 

Printed: WriUngs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 4d9. 

• 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Apb, 4 Washington [Valley Forge]. Transmitting re- 

solves; delay in Ticonderoga inquiry. A. L. S. 
of Henry Laurens. 1 p. 92, 74 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolve. Maryland, Pennsylvania 

Apr. 4 and New Jersey militia. Contemporary copy, 

attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1778, 
Apr. 4. 92, 73 

1778 Grayson, William; Robert Hanson Harrison; Alexander 

Apr, 4 Hamilton and Elias Bondinot. Valley Forge. To 

George Washington [Valley Forge]. Report of 
conference of Commissioners at Germantown, for 
exchange of prisoners. Contemporary copj-. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1778, Apr. 18. C. C. 152, 5, 493 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolve. Promotion of Henry Lee 

Apr. 7 and others of the Light Hgrse. Contemporary 

copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1778, Apr. 8. 92, 78 

28632—06 15 



226 LIBBABY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Apr. 8 Washington [Valley Forge]. Inquiry into evacu- 

ation of Ticonderoga; Maj. [Henry] Lee; miscel- 
laneous military matters. A. L. S. of Henry 
Laurens. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 10.* 92, 76 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [the Com- 

Apr. 9 mittee of Conference, Moore Hall]. OflScers for 

Count [Casimir] Pulaski's corps. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of John Laurens. Kead in Con- 
gress, Apr. 18. A. in, 329 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To the President of 

Apr. 10 Congress [York]. The militia; confused state of 

the army; resignations; delays; clothing, etc. 
Draft. 10 pp. In handwriting of John Laurens 
and Washington. Read in Congress, Apr. 13. 
Referred to Duer, Chase and Dana. A. HI, 331 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 461. 

1778 Grayson, Harrison, Hamilton and Bondinot to O^Hara, 

Apr. 10 Stephens and Fitzpatrick. See: Grayson, Har- 

rison, etc., to Washington, 1778, Apr. 15. 

1778 Grayson, Harrison, Hamilton and Bondinot to O'Hara, 

Apr. 11 Stephens and Fitzpatrick. See: Grayson, Harri- 

son, etc., to Washington, 1778, Apr. 15. 

1778 O'Hara, Stephens and Fitzpatrick to Grayson, Harrison, 

Apr. 11 Hamilton and Boudinot. See: Grayson, Harri- 

son, etc., to Washington, 1778, Apr. 15. 

1778 Continental Congress. Resolves. Survey of the Susque- 

Apr. 13 hannah River. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En- 

closed ill Board of War to Washington, 1778, 
May 6. 94, 341 

[1778] George III. Westminster. Commission to Frederick, 

[Apr. 13] Earl of Carlisle, Richard, Viscount Howe, Sir 

William Howe, William Eden and George John- 
stone to treat for peace with the United States. 
Contemporary copy. 7 pp. In handwriting of 
Moses Young. Enclosed in Laurens, Henry to 
Washington, 1778, June 18. 24, 54 

[1778] Continental Congress, President. York. To George Wash- 

Apr. 14 ington [Valley Forge]. Resolutions respecting 

cartel for exchange; disclaimer by Congress of 
intention to offend; instructions, intentions etc. 



COBBESPONDENCB OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 227 

L. S. of Henry Laurens. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Charles Thomson. Answered Apr. 18.* 

92,45 

In letter book, C. C. 18, 1, 2M, the copy of above is annoted as fol- 
lows by Laurens: '* . . . Copy of a letter, produced by amend- 
ments in Congrress on a draft prepared by a comm** in answer to 
Qen. Washington's Letter of the 4th. April— the draught presented 
the 9th, debated at divers meetings & Resolved the 13 April | p 
9 OC to P. M.— " 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Apr. 14 Washington [Valley Forge]. Transmitting 

papers. A. L. S. of Henry Laurens. 1 p. An- 
swered Apr. 18.* 98, 94 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolves. Commissary General's 

Apr. 14 department; management etc. Contemporary 

copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 3 pp. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1778, Apr. 17. 92, 83 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolves. Command at Fishkill; 

Ap^ 15 militia for defense of the Hudson. Contempo- 

rary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1778, Apr. 17. 92, 82 

1778 Grayson, William; Robert Hanson Harrison, Alexander 

Apr. 15 Hamilton and Elias Bondinot. Valley Forge. To 

George Washington [Valley Forge]. Report of 
conference of Commissioners at Newtown, for 
exchange of prisoners, containing copies of let- 
ters of Apr. 10 and 11 between O'Hara, Stephens 
and Fitzpatrick and Grayson, Harrison etc. re- 
specting their powers. Contemporary copy. 7 
pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Apr. 18. C. C. 152, 5, 497 

1778 Bannister, John. York. To [George Washington, Valley 

Apr. 16 Forge], Additional state bounty to Virginia sol- 

diers; present state of army and the new estab- 
lishment; troops from Virginia; volunteers. A. 
L. S. 3 pp. 22, 35 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Apr. 17 of Congress, Yorktown]. Introducing a Mr. 

Earnest. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. A. Ill, 343 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

^^^ 17 Washington [Valley Forge]. Transmitting re- 



1778 


Apb. 17 


1778 


Apr. 17 


1778 


Apr. 17 


1778 


Apr. 17 


1778 
Apr. 17 



228 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

solves. A. L. S. of Henry Laurens. 1 p. An- 
swered Apr. 20.* 92, 80 

Continental Congress, Resolve. Empowering Board of 
War to order courts martial. Copy made in 
1780. 1 p. In handwriting and attested by 
Benjamin Stoddert. 94, 296 

Continental Congress, Resolve. Troops from New Jersey. 
Contemporary copy, attested by Charles Thom- 
son. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1778, Apr. 18. 92, 88 

Continental Congress, Resolve. General courts martial. 
Contemporary copy, attested by Charles Thom- 
son. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1778, Apr. 17. 92, 79 

Board of War. [Philadelphia. J To [Greorge] Washington, 
Valley Forge. Introducing Mons. de Wolflfen. 
L. S. of Horatio Gates. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Timothy Pickering jr. 94. 294 

Tryon, William.. New York. To [George] Washington 
[Valley Forge]. Transmitting papers for circu- 
lation. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1778, Apr. 23. 

C. G. 152, 5, 519 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Foid) K. T. 1S9Ql S. 491, note. 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Apr. is of Congress, York]. Cartel for exchange of 

prisoners; spurious letters of Washington and 
forged resolves of Congress. Draft 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Bead 
in Congress, Apr. 20. Referred to Morris, Dray- 
ton and Dana. A. TTT, 345 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Foid) N. T. IflHi Cw 432. 

1778 ContiBental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Apr. is Washington [Valley Forge]. Petition of civil 

and military officers of New Jersey and resolves 
of Congress thereon; transmitting also other 
resolves. A. L. S. of Henry Laoiens. 1 p. 
Answered Apr. 23.* 9i» 85 

1778 ContiAental Congress, Resolve. Council of War to settle 

Afs. is a plan of campaign. Contemporary oopy« attested 

by Charles Thomson. 1 p. Elndosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 177& Apr. IS. 

S7 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 229 

1778 Morris, Gouverneur. York. To [George] Washington, 

Apr. 18 Valley Forge. Dilatoriness of Congress; [Maj.] 

Gen. [Horatio] Gates's command; the Board of 
War; Congress and secrecy. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

23, 38. 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Apr. 20 of Congress, York]. Authenticity of a Parlia- 

mentary bill; Lord North's speech. Draft. Ip. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Apr. 23. A. Ill, 347 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 474, 

note. 

• 

1778 Continental Congress. Instructions to Maj. Gen. [Horatio] 

^^^' 20 Gates for his guidance in command of posts on 

the Hudson. D. S. of H[enry] L[aurens]. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1778, Apr. 24. 92, 106 

1778 [Washington, George.] Valley Forge. To John Bannis- 

-^^ 2^ ter [York]. Resignations; contrast between pos- 

ition of British and American officers; patriotism; 
exertions necessary; European aid; character of 
Congress; Independence; jealousy of the army 
on part of Congress; sufferings of former; remon- 
strances; volunteers; tories. Draft. 8 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison and 
Washington. P. I, pt. II, 49 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Fowl) N. Y. 1890. 6, 477. 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolves. Approval of conduct of 

^PK- 21 American conmiissioners for exchange of prison- 

ers. Contemporary copy, attested by Charles 
Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington 1778, Apr. 24. 92, 105 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolves. On conciliation. See: 

Apr. 22 Pennsylvania Gazette, 1778, Apr. 24. 

1778 Boudinot, Elias. [Valley Forge.] To [George] Washing- 

^^^' ^^ ton [Valley Forge]. Exchange of prisoners; 

list of officers names. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
Apr. 23. C. C. 152, 5, 523 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge]. To [the President 

Apr. 23 of Congress, York]. Lord North's bill; British 

forgeries; plan of campaign. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. Read in 



230 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

Congress, Apr. 25. Referred to Drayton, Mor- 
ris and Dana. A. Ill, 349 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 4W. 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To Francis L[ight- 

Apr. 23 foot] Lee and John Bannister [York]. Payment 

of bounty to the Virginia troops. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. A. Ill, 351 

1778 Continental GongresB, Resolves. Pardon to disaffected. 

Apb. 23 Contemporary copy, attested by Charles Thom 

son. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1778, Apr. 24. 92, 103 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolve. Renewal and extension to 

^^^ ^^ Aug. 10 of powers granted Washington. Con- 

temporary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 
1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1778, Apr. 24. 92, 104 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

^^^' 24 Washington [Valley Forge]. Transmitting re- 

solves, printed matter etc. ; pardon acts of states. 
A. L. S. of Henry Laurens. 2 pp. Answered 
Apr. 27 * 92, 101 

1778 Dnane, James. Albany. To the President [of Congress, 

^^^' 2^ York]. Oneidas and Tuscarora Indians for the 

army; conditions at the north; troops^ stores, 
artillery; need of money. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. Transmitted to Washington. 92, 36 

1778 Pennsylvania Gazette (The) containing: 

^^*- 24 Lord North's speech on his conciliatory motion. 

Feb. 19. 

Draft of bill declaring intentions of Parliament 
regarding taxation of colonies. [Feb. 19.] 

Di-af t of bill to appoint Peace Commissioners 
[Feb. 19]. 

Resolutions of Congress, of Apr. 22 on above. 

Lord North's conciliatory propositions of Feb. 
20 and various news items of the war. 

4 pp. Yorktown. Printed by Hall & Sellers. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1778, Apr. 24. 92, 99 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

Ai'u. 26 of Congress, York]. British peace commission- 

ers. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, Apr. 26. 

A. Ill, 358 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 497. 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 231 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To Gouverneur 

Apb. 25 Morris [York]. Formation of military council 

[Committee of Conference at Headquarters]; chief 
of artillery; resignations. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison and 
Washington. P. I, pt II, 67 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 495. 

1778 Board of War. [York.] To [George] Washington [Valley 

Apb. 26 Forge]. Exchange of [Brig.] Gen. [William] 

Thompson. L. S. of Horatio Gates. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Richard Peters. Answered 
May 1 * 23, 44 

1778 Chase, Samuel. York. To George Washington [Valley 

Apr. 25 Forge]. British seizure of civilians; case of Gun- 

ning Bedford. A. L. S. 2 pp. 23, 40 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

Apr. 28 liam] Tryon, New York. Conciliatory bills; 

resolutions of Congress. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Apr. 27. C. C. 162, 6, 633 

1778 Washington, George. Valley- Forge. To [the President 

Apr. 27 of Congress, York], Resolve of Congress re- 

specting Lord North's bills; plans for the cam- 
paign. Draft. 3 pp. Read in Congress, Apr. 

29. A. Ill, 357 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 600. 

1778 Washing^n, George. Valley Forge. To [the Board of 

Apr. 27 War, York]. Manufacture of musket cartridges. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. m, 361 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To Robert Morris 

Apr. 27 [York]. Manufacture of musket cartridges. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. A. Ill, 367 

[1778] Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [Samuel Chase, 

[Apr. 27] York]. British imprisonment of civilians; ex- 

change of [Gunning] Bedford. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton . A. Ill, 369 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 6, 499, note. 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Apk. 27 Washington [Valley Forge]. Delay of express; 

oath of allegiance; pensions for officers. A. L. S. 
1 p. Answered Apr. 31. 92, 108 



232 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Laurens, Henry. York. To [George] Washington [Val- 

Apr. 27 ley Forge], British forgeries; Commissioners to 

treat for peace. A. L. S. 1 p. 23, 48 

1778 Continental CongresB, Resolve. Commander of the Artil- 

Apr. 27 lery to be of the council for planning the cam- 

paign. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1778, Apr. 28. 92, 112 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [the President 

Apr. 28 of Congress, York]. The Inspector-General's 

office and work performed by Baron Steuben. 
Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

A. Ill, 363 

Printed, under date of Apr. 30: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 
1890. 6,504. 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To George 

Apr. 28 Washington [Valley Forge]. Miscellaneous mili- 

tary matters; oaths of allegiance; resignation of 
Maj. Gen. [Thomas] Conway. A. L. S. of Henry 
Laurens. 1 p. Answered May 1.* 92, 110 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 28 [George] Washington [Middlebrook], Transmit- 

ting reSolve. L. S. of John Jay. 93, 119 

1778 Bannister, J[ohn]. York. To [George] Washington [Val- 

Apr. 29 ley Forge]. Bount}'^ to reenlisting Virginia sol- 

diers. A. L. S. 1 p. 22, 61 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [the President 

Apr- 30 of Congress, York]. Baron Steuben and the 

Inspectorship. L. S. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
John Laurens. Read in Congress, May 4. Re- 
ferred to R. H. Lee, Drayton and Chase. 

C. C. 162, 5, 536 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6. 504. 

1778 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Valley Forge. To Henry Lau- 

Apr. 30 rens [York]. British Peace Commissioners; In- 

dependence; half -pay; lack of information. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison and Washington. P. I, pt. II, 67 

Printed! Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 608. 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

Apr. 30 Washington [Valley Forge]. Papers relating to 

the Ticonderoga investigation. A. L. S. of 
Henry Laurens. 1 p. Answered May 1.* 

92,69 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 233 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolve. Brevet commissions. 

Apr. 30 Contemporary copy, attested by Charles Thom- 

son. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1778, May 3. 92, 113 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord.] Valley Forge. Ac- 

Apr. 30 count against the United States for losses sus- 

tained in the service. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
May 1. C. C. .162, 6, 17 

[1778] [Phillips, William.] Cambridge [Massachusetts]. To [Sir 

[April.] Guy Carleton, Quebec?]. American prisoners to 

be sent to Boston. [Extract of letter.] 1 p. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1779, Aug. 26. 93, 324 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

May 1 of Congress, York]. Returning papers respect- 

ing loss of Ticonderoga. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress, May 4. A. Ill, 376 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

May 1 of Congress, York]. Oaths of allegiance; news 

from France. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
May 4. A. 111,371 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 1. 

1778 Washington, Geoi-ge. Valley Forge. To [the Board of 

May 1 War, York]. Exchange of [Brig.] Gen. [William] 

Thompson; state of the military laboratories; 
cartridges and lead. Draft. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. Ill, 377 
1778 Morris, Gouverneur. York. To [George] Washington 
MayI [Valley Forge]. Half -pay and how the states 

stand on the question. A. L. S. 1 p. 23, 63 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 496, note. 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord.] Valley Forge. To 

May 1 [George] Washmgton [Valley Forge]. Schedule 

of losses of property sustained in the sei'vice. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1778, May 1. 

C. C. 162, 6, 13 

1778 Continental CongresB, Resolves. Protection of Western 

May 2 frontier; command at Fort Pitt; quartermaster 

etc. for southwestern Virginia counties. A. D. 



234 LIBBABY OP COXGBE86 

of Charles Thomson. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington 1778. JIaj 6. tt, 35 

Sec-ood copy of reaolres attested bj Thomaon and gnrloagd in leOcr 

May 3 WailiiiigtoiL, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

of Congress, York]. N^otiations with the north- 
em Indians. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. Read in Congress, May 5. 

A. III,'3S1 

1778 Continental Congresi, President. York. To [George] 

Mays Washington [Valley Forge]. Transmitting re- 

solves; treaty with France. A. L. S. of John 
Laurens. 2 pp. 92, 114 

1778 Continental Congresi, President. York. To [Greorge] 

^i^y 3 Washington [Valley Forge]. Transmitting re- 

solves, broadsides of intelligence and address to 
foreignei-s in the British army. A. L. S. of 
Henry Laurens. 1 p. Answered May 12.* 

92,25 

1778 [Sullivan, John.] [Providence, Rhode Island]. To [the 

Mays President of Congress, York]. Applying for 

[Brig.] Gen. John Stark's seiTices. A. D. S. of 
Charles Thomson. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1778, May 20. 92, 53 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

May 4 of Congress, York]. Alliance with France; Lord 

Stirling's letter. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, May 5. 

A. m, 383 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7,8* 
note. 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolves. Inspector-General's de- 

Mav 6 partment. A. L. S. of Charles Thomson with 

auto, note of Henry Laurens respecting pay of 
Baron Steuben. 1 p. Enclosed in President of 
Congi-ess to Washington, 1778, May 6. 92, 33 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolve. Pay of Virginia militia 

May 5 officers. A. I^. of Charles Thomson. Enclosed 

in President of Congress to Washington, 1778, 
Mav (). 92, 35 

1778 Laurens. Henry. York. To [George] Washington [Valley 

May 5 Forge]. Intelligence from Europe; trouble 

among the T. S. Commissioners; British Peace 
Commissioners and feeling of British mer* 



CORBESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 235 

cantile classes; arrangement of aimy; pensions 
and feeling against them. A. L. S. 4 pp. 23, 90 

1778 Bmallwood, [William]. Wilmington [Delaware]. To 

Mays [George Washington, Valley Forge]. Repre- 

sentation of privates, prisoners in Philadelphia. 
[Extract of letter.] 1 p. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1778, May 11. 

C. C. 162, 6, 29 

1778 Continental GongresB, President. York. To [George] 

May 6 Washington [Valley Forge]. Transmitting 

papers; exchange of officers. A. L. S. of Henry 
Laurens. 1 p. Answered May 12.* 92, 31 

1778 Board of War. [York, Pennsylvania.] To [George] 

May 6 Washington [Valley Forge]. Survey of the 

Susquehannah and creeks; inducement to Ger- 
mans to desert from the British. A. L. S. of 
Richard Peters. 2 pp. Answered May 9.* 

94, 339 

1778 Board of War. [York, Pennsylvania.] To Capt. William 

May 6 Scull, Lancaster. Survey of the Susquehannah 

river for military purposes. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 
1778, May 6. 94, 338 

1778 Lee, Richard Henry. York. To [George] Washington 

May 6 [Valley Forge]. The forged letters; treaty with 

France; Great Britain and commerce; Britain's 
diflSculty in raising men; European situation; 
slowness of draft troops in coming in; intention 
to bribe Congress. A. L. S. 3 pp. 22, 108 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [the President 

May 7 of Congress, York]. Transmitting letters relating 

to Chevalier de la Neufville. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of John Laurens. A. Ill, 386 

[1778] Dircks, Jacob Gerhard. Petition to Congress for service 

[May 8] in the field; raising partisan companies. A. D. S. 

2 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1778, May 9. 92, 40 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

May 9 Washington [Valley Forge]. Petition of Lt. Col. 

[Jacob Gerhard] Dircks; treaty of Paris. A.L.S. 
of Henry Laurens. 1 p. Answered May 12.* 

92,38 



236 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [the Board of 

May 9 War, York]. Survey work and lack of engineers. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

A. m, 387 

1778 Morris, Robert. Manheim, Pennsylvania. To George 

May 9 Washington [Valley Forge], Wine and news 

from Europe. A. L. S. 2 pp. 23, 123 

1778 Allen, Ethan. Valley Forge. To the President of Con- 

May 9 gress [Yoili]. Thanks for his exchange. A. L. 

S. 2 pp. Read in Congress, May 14. Referred 
to the Board of War. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1778, May 12. 

C. C. 162, 6, 35 

1778 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Philadelphia. To [George 

May 10 Washington, Valley Forge]. Proposal for ex- 

change of prisoners. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1778, May 11. C. C. 162, 6, 26 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

May 11 of Congress, York]. Howe's letter respecting 

prisoners; exchange. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress, May 13. Referred to Duer, R. H. 
Lee and Carroll. A. Ill, 389 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

May 11 Washington [Valley Forge]. Forwarding ad- 

dress of Congress to the inhabitants of America. 
A. L. S. of Henry Laurens. 1 p. 92, 43 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolve. Col. Francis Johnson 

May 11 elected commissary of prisoners. A. D. S. of 

Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed -in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1778, May 11. 

92,42 

1778 Smith, Thomas. Bedford [Pennsylvania]. To James 

May 11 Smith [Philadelphia]. Indian ravages on W^est- 

ern frontier; Col. William Butler and the Rifle 
battalion. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed 
in Board of War to Washington, 1778, May 19. 

96,8 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

May 12 of Congress, York], The command at Fort Pitt; 

exchange of officers; Col. [Jacob Gerhai"d] 
Dircks's petition; fate of continental frigates in 



1778 


May 12 


1778 


May 13 


1778 


May 15 


1778 


May 15 



CORBESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 237 

the Delaware; Lt. Col. [Ethan] Allen; French 
King's message to the Court at London. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Read in Congress, May 14. Referred to 
the Board of War. A. HI, 391 

Printed In part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7: J 
12 <& 20, notes. 

Board of War. [Yorktown, Penna.] To [George] Wash- 
ington [Valley Forge]. Pay of discharged sol- 
diers; officers and soldiers. A. L. S. of Timothy 
Pickering, jr. Answered May 16.* 96, 335 

Board of War. York. To George Washington, Valley 
Forge. Discharge of militia at Reading, Bethle- 
hem and Easton; expense. A. L. S. of Richard 
Peters. 1 p. 94, 348 

Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 
Washington [Valley Forge]. Half-pay and gra- 
tuity; transmitting papers. A. L. S. of Henry 
Laurens. 2 pp. Answered May 18.* 92, 47 

Continental Congress, Resolve. Half-pay for officers at 
close of war and gratuity to non-commissioned 
officers and privates. A. D. S. of Charles Thom- 
son. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1778, May 16. 92, 49 

1778 Washington, George, Valley Forge. To the Board of 

^^^^ War [York]. Forwarding supplies from the 

south; case of Capt. [Nathaniel] Gait; establish- 
ment of stages; duplication of soldiers pay. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade and John Fitzgerald. A. HI, 396 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

^^ of Congress, York]. Resolves [respecting half- 

pay for officers]; evacuation of Philadelphia; 
prisoners. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress 
May 20. Referred to the Committee of Confer- 
ence, 'lately from camp." A. Ill, 399 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 19. 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the Board of 

^^^y18 War, York]. Unnecessary force of militia at 

Easton, Bethlehem and Reading. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. A. Ill, 403 

1778 W[aBhingto]n, G[eorge]. Valley Forge. To Gouverneur 

May 18 Morris [York]. Half -pay ; council [Committee of 



238 LIBRABY OP CONGRESS 

Conference]; [Maj. Gen. Thomas MiflUn's] con- 
duct; [Maj. Gen. Thomas] Conway's imperti- 
nence. A. D. S. 3 pp. P. I, pt. II, 81* 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 16. 

1778 Continental CongresB, Resolve. Relief for Western f ron- 

May 18 tiers. Contemporary copy, attested by Charles 

Thomson. 1 p. Transmitted to Washington. 

96,7 

1778 Continental Congpress, Resolve. Pay and rations of officers 

May 19 while prisoners of the enemy. Contemporary 

copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1778, May 20. 92, 50 

1778 Board of War. [Philadelphia]. To [George] Washington 

May 19 [Valley Forge]. Atrocities on the Western fron- 

tier; Col. William Butler; relief of frontier; pro- 
posed expedition against Detroit. A. L. S. of 
Timothy Pickering, jr. 3 pp. 96, 5 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York To [George] 

May 20 Washington [Valley Forge]. Transmitting pa- 

pers relating to Army matters; title of "The 
United States of North America" adopted* A. 
L. S. of Henry Laurens. 1 p. Answered May 
24* 92, 51 

1778 Continental Congpress, Resolve. [Maj.] Gen. [John] Sulli- 

May20 van's request for [Brig.] Gen. [John] Stark's 

services. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1778, May 20. 92, 53 

1778 Continental Army, Provost. Establishment of. A. D. S. 

May 20 of Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in Presi- 

dent of Congress to Washington 1778, May 20. 

92,54 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

May 21 of Congress, York]. [Brig.] Gen. [Lachlan] 

Mcintosh to command at Fort Pitt; his travel- 
ling expenses. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress 
June 1. Referred to the Board of War. 

A. Ill, 406 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To George Wash- 

May 21 ington [Valley Forge]. Transmitting resolve. 

A. L. S. of Henry Laurens. 1 p. Answered 
May 24* 92,56 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 239 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolve. Exchange and treatment 

May 21 of prisoners. Contemporary copy, attested by 

Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1778, May 21. 92, 65 

1778 Morris, Gouverneur. York. To [George] Washington 

^^^ 21 [Valley Forge]. Excessive wisdom of Congress; 

probable moves of British; man's self-interest; 
resignation [of Maj. Gen. Thomas Conway]. A. 
L. S. 3 pp. 22, 178 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolve. Exempting deserters from 

^^^ 22 British from military service. Broadside. 1 p. 

Printed by Hall & Sellers. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington 1778, May 25. 

92,60 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the Board of 

May 23 War, York]. Troops sent to Fort Pitt; diffi- 

culty with officers. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Tench Tilghman. A. Ill, 407 

1778 Morris, Gouverneur. York. To [George] Washington 

May 23 [Valley Forge]. Commander for Rhode Island; 

exchange of prisoners and retaliations. A. L. S. 
1 p. 22, 195 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

^^ of Congress, York]. Exchange of prisoners; 

affair of Lafayette [at Barren Hill]; evacuation of 
Philadelphia; case of Capt. John Vance's com- 
mission. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. A. HI, 409 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

May 25 Washington [Valley Forge]. Transmitting re- 

solves to be distributed among enemy. A. L. S. 
of Henry Laurens. 1 p. Answered May 31.* 

92, 58 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolves. Establishment of the 

May 27 Army; pay, rations, quartermasters and others. 

Broadside. Printed by Dunlap. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1778, 
June 4. 91, 132 

1778 Howe, [Sir William]. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

May27 ington [Valley Forge]. Transmitting copies of 

conciliatory Acts of Parliament. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, June 4. C. C. 162, 6, 71 



240 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Morris, Gouverneur. York. To [George] Washington 

MAy 27 [Valley Forge]. Discussion of the rule of pro- 

motion; action of Congress; measures to be 
adopted on evacuation of Philadelphia by the 
British. A. L. S. 2 pp. 83, 239 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

May 28 of Congress, York]. Enemy's preparations to 

evacuate Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Bead in 
Congress, June 1. A. Ill, 411 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

^^^^^^ of Congress, York]. Commission for Lt Col. 

John Gibson. Draft. 1 p. Read in Congress, 
June 3. Referred to Board of War. 

A. in, 413 

1778 Continental Cong^ss, Resolve. Appointment of Commis- 

May 2S sary of prisonei*s. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 

1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington 17T8, May 29. 92, 63 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolve. Strength of Maj. Henry 

May 28 Lee's Corps of light dragoons. A. D. S. of 

Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1778, May 29. 

92,64 

1778 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Valley Forge. To [Henry Lau- 

May 29 rens]. Disagreement between the U. S. Commis- 

sioners in France; British Peace Conmiissioners; 
military arrangement. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison and Washing- 
ton. P. I, pt H, 89 

Printed: WriUngs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7.3Sw 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To George 

^^^y29 Washington [Valley Forge], Transmitting re- 

solves making minor appointments. A. L. S. of 
Henry Laurens. 1 p. Answered May 31.* 

92,61 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolve. Rank of civil staff ap- 

^^^29 pointees. Broadside. Printed by Dunlap En- 

closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1778, June 4. 91, 132 

1778 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. [Philadelphia.] To [George] 

^^^^ Washington [Valley Forge]. Transmission of 

Acts of Parliament. Contemporary copy, 1 p. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 241 

In handwriting of James McHenry. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
June 4. C. C. 162, 6, 76 

1778 WaBhington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

May 31 of Congress, York]. Evacuation of Philadelphia; 

disposition of public and private stores left therein. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Bead in Congress, June 2. Referred 
to McKean, Witherspoon and James Smith. 

A. m, 416 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [Lt. Gen.] Sir 

May 31 Henry Clinton [Philadelphia]. Letters or de- 

spatches for Congress. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
June 4. C. C. 162, 6, 79 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 48. 

1778 Continental CongresB, President. York. To George 

May 31 Washington [Valley Forge]. Transmitting re- 

solves. A. L. S. of Henry Laurens. 1 p. An- 
swered June 2.* 92, 65 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To the President 

June 2 of Congress [York]. Proscription of Philadel- 

phia loyalists. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
June 4. A. HI, 419 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 61. 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolve. Ration allowances. Broad- 

J^'NE 2 side. Printed by Dunlap. Enclosed in President 

of Congress to Washington, 1778, June 4. 91, 132 

1778 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

June 3 Washington. Transmitting conciliatory Acts of 

Parliament. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress 1778, 
June 4. , C. C. 162, 6, 67 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

June 4 of Congress, York]. Transmitting letters from 

Clinton and Howe. Dmf t. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
June 6. A. HI, 423 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

June 4 Washington [Valley Forge]. Forwarding printed 

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1778 

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1778 
June 5 



1778 
June 6 



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1778 

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copiei:} of establishment of the army and blank 
oaths of "Abjuration." A. L. S. of Henry 
Laurens. 2 pp. Answered June 7.* 91, 130 

Continental CongresB, Resolve. Duties of committee of ar- 
rangement of the Army. A. D. S. of Charles 
Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1778, June 4. 92, 1 

Continental Congress, Resolve. Protection of Philadelphia 
and property on evacuation by British. A. D. S. 
of Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1778, June 6. 

92,4 

Eoberdeau, Daniel. York. To [George] Washington 
[Valley Forge]. Application for lead smelters 
from the ai-my. A. L. S. 3 pp. 28, 288 

Continental Congress, President. York. To George 
Washington [Valley Forge]. Measures respect- 
ing evacuation of Philadelphia by the British. A. 
L. S. of Henry Laurens. 1 p. Answered June 
7* 91, 2 

Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the Board of 
War, York]. Want of cartouche boxes. Draft 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. 111,427 

Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 
Washington [Valley Forge]. Replies of Con- 
gress to Howe and Clinton. A. I^. S. of Henry 
Laurens. 1 p. Answered June 9.* 92, 5 

Dated in error May 6. 

Continental Congress, President. York. To [Richard,] 
Lord Howe [Philadelphia]. Acts of Parliament; 
peace. Auto, draft signed of Henry Laurens. 
1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1778, June 6. The same letter to 
Sir Henry Clinton. 92, 7 

Dated in error May 6. 

Washington. George. Valley Forge. To [the President 
of Congress, York]. Arrival of the British peace 
commissioners. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
June 9. Referred to R. H. Lee, S. Adams, and 
Marchant. A. Ill, 429 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 243 

1778 Laurens, Henry. York. To [George] Washington [Val- 

Junb8 ley Forge]. Delay in the Ticonderoga investi- 

gation; trouble among the commissioners in 
France. A. L. S. 2 pp. 23, 330 

1778 WaBhington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

^^^^ ^ of Congress, York]. Letters of Lord Howe and 

Sir Henry Clinton; passport for Dr [Adam] Fer- 
guson. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James 
McHenry . Kead in Congress June 11. Referred 
to R. H. Lee, S. Adams and Marchant. 

A. m,431 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [Lt. Gen.] Sir 

June 9 Henry Clinton [Philadelphia]. Passport for 

[Dr. Adam] Ferguson. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
June 9. C. C. 162, 6, 93 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [Francis] Dana 

June 9 [York]. Requesting his presence in camp. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

A. 111,433 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolves. Payment for officers 

June 9 rations. Contemporary copy, attested by Charles 

Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, June 14. 92, 16 

1778 Board of War. York. To [George] Washington [Valley 

June 9 Forge]. Blankets from North Carolina; car- 

tridge-boxes; shoes. A. L. S. of Timoth}^ Pick- 
ering, jr. 2 pp. Answered June 16.* 27,344 

1778 British Peace Commissioners. Philadelphia. To the Presi- 

^^^^ ^ dent and members of Congress [York]. Propo- 

sition for cessation of hostilities; designs of 
France, etc. Contemporary copy. 6 pp. In 
handwriting of Henry Laurens. Enclosed in 
Laurens to Washington, 1778, June 18. 24, 58 

1778 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

JuNE 9 ington [Valley Forge]. Arrival of British Peace 

Commissioners. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
June 9. C. C. 162, 6, 91 

1778 Dnane, James; Volkert P. Donw. Albany [New York]. 

June 9 To [George Washington, Valley Forge]. Errand 



244 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

of the Seneca chiefs; depredations and conditions 
on the northern frontier. Contemporary f*opy. 
4 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1778, June 21. C. C. 162, 6, 131 

1778 Morris, Gouverneur. York. To [George] Washington 

June 9 [Valley Forge]. Armngement of army; meas- 

ures on evacuation of Philadelphia; minor mili- 
tary matters. A. L. S. 2 pp. 23, 342 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the President 

June 10 of Congress, York]. Maj. [Richard] CampbelPs 

commission. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress June 
15. Referred to Board of War. "(Acted 
upon)" A. Ill, 436 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [the President 

June 11 of Congress, York]. Tmnsmitting letters. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress June 13. A. Ill, 437 

[1778] Washington, George. Valley Forge. To Henry Laurens 

[June 11] [York]. Opening of letters; caution in delivery 

[of epistles from the British Peace Commission- 
ers]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. P. I, pt. II, 93 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7. 67. 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

June 11 Washington [Valley Forge]. Passport for [Dr.] 

Adam Ferguson; inquiry into the late Quarter- 
master-General [Thomas Mifflin]'s conduct. 
A. L. S. of Henry Laurens. 1 p. Answered 
June 15.* 92, 9 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolve. Inquiry into conduct of 

June 11 Maj. Gen. [Thomas] Mifflin, late Quartermaster 

General. Contemporary copy, attested by Charles 
Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1778, June 11. 92, 11 

1778 Continental Congress, Report of Board of War on Expedi- 

JuNEll tion into the Indian country; recommendations 

etc. Contemporary copy, attested by Charles 
Thomson. 4 pp. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1778, June 14. 92, 14 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolves. Report of Board of War 

June 11 on the Indian situation; causes of the raids; hos- 

tile and friendly tribes; reduction of Detroit; 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 245 

expedition against the Senecas. Contemporary 
copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Board of War to 
Washington, 1778, July 27. 25, 86 

1778 Dana, Francis. York. To [George] Washington [Valley 

*^^^* ^^ Forge]. Work of arranging the army. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 24, 5 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

June 14 Washington [Valley Forge]. Address of British 

Peace Commissioners; I'ations to officers; cer- 
tain appointments. A. L. S. of Henry Laurens. 
1 p. Answered June 15.* 92, 12 

1778 Laurens, Henry. York. To [Gov.] George Johnstone, 

June 14 Philadelphia. The Peace Commissioners; atti- 

tude of Congress. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Laurens. Enclosed in Laurens 
to Washington, 1778, June 18. 24, 61 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [the President 

June 15 of Congress, York]. Value of rations; case of 

[Maj.] Gen. [Thomas] Mifflin; evacuation of Phila- 
delphia; exchange of prisoners. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress June 18. Referred to the Board of 
War "who are directed to report to Congress the 
grounds & terms upon which the exchange of . 
prisoners between Genl. W-ashington & Genl. 
Clinton has taken place." A. UI, 439 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To Joseph Reed 

*^^^^ ^^ [York]. His letter to Gov. [George] Johnstone. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. P. I, pt. II, 105 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] Orders establish- 

JuNE 15 ing the office of Inspector-General; plan of duties 

etc. ' ' Extract from the Orders. Rob. H. Harri- 
son." 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1778, June 18 ? C. C. 152, 6, 1 11 

1778 Washington, George. Valley Forge. To [the Board of 

June 15 War, York]. Blankets; draft of mechanics and 

workmen from the ranks; cannisters to supply 
the place of cartouche boxes. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. A. Ill, 443 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge. ] To [Daniel Rober- 

JuNK 15 deau, York]. Men from the ranks to work at 

the lead mines. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. A. IH, 447 



246 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

1778 Knox, H[enry]. [White Plains.] To [George] Washing- 

J'^NB 15 ton [White Plains]. Embarrassment caused by 

regulations of Congress of Feb. 12. Contempo- 
rary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Richard 
Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1778, Aug. 3. 

C. C. 152, 6, 205 

1778 Board of War, [York, Pennsylvania. ] To [George] Wash- 

JuNB 16 ington [Valley Forge]. Need of arms in the 

Northern army. A. L. S. of Timothy Pickering, 
jr. 2 pp. 96, 89 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

^^^^ l'^ Washington [Valley Forge]. Enclosing certain 

commissions, resolves, letters, etc. A. L. S. of 
Henry Laurens. 1 p. 92, 17 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To the Earl of 

June 17 Carlisle, William Eden and [Gov.] George John- 

stone [Philadelphia]. British disposition for 
peace. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1778, 
June 17. 92, 21 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolves. Correspondence with the 

June 17 enemy. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1777, June 17. 92, 19 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge. ] To [the President 

J^N* ^^ of Congress, York]. Evacuation of Philadelphia 

has taken place; army is in pursuit. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress June 20. Referred to the 
Committee of Intelligence. A. Ill, 449 

Printed: WrlUngs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7. 66. 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [the President 

Junk 18 of Congress, York]. Correspondence with the 

British Peace Commissioners; [Maj.] Gren. [Bene- 
dict] Arnold to command in Philadelphia. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Read in Congress June 20. A. Ill, 451 

Printed. Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 68. 

1778 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [the President 

June 18 of Congress, York], Baron Steuben's visit to 

Congress; promotion of Capt. [Caleb] Gibbs; the 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 247 

commander in chief's guard. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. m, 445 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 66. 
note. 

1778 Laurens, Henry. York. To George Washington [Valley 

June 18 Forge]. British Peace Commissioners; corre- 

spondence with members of Congress; power of 
Congress over private letters. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

24,52 

1778 Board of War. [York.] To [George] Washington [Valley 

June 19 Forge]. Detaching troops for defense of the 

western frontier. A. L. S. of Timothy Picker- 
ing, jr. 2 pp. Ajiswered June 22.* 96, 102 

1778 Washington, George. [Doylestown, Pennsylvania.] To 

June 20 [the President of Congress, York]. Pursuit of 

the enemy. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress 
June 23. A. IH, 455 

1778 Continental Congress, President. York. To [George] 

June 20 Washington [Doylestown]. Ticonderoga investi- 

gation; British Peace Commission. A. L. S. of 
Henry Laurens. 1 p. Answered June 28.* 

92,22 

1778 Washington, George. '' 10 miles from Coryell's" [Ferry, 

June 21 New Jersey]. To [the President of] Congress 

[York]. Visit of Seneca chiefs to camp. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har- 
rison. A. Ill, 457 

1778 Washington, George. Near Coryell's. To [the President 

June 22 of Congress, York], Route of the enemy. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har- 
rison. A. Ill, 461 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 73. 

1778 Washington, George. Near Coryell's. To the Board of 

June 22 War [York]. Indian war in the Western Depart- 

ment; companies ordered thither; question of 
commander. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. A. Ill, 463 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [York] To [George] 

June 25 Washington [Kingston, New Jersey], Adjourn- 

ment of Congress to Philadelphia. Letter-book 
copy. C. C. 13, II, 11 



248 LIBRABY OP CONGRESS 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolves. Troops to be raised by 

June 26 Massachusetts; Rhode Island battalion; arms for 

[Maj.] Gen. [John] Sullivan; building of armed 
galleys. Contemporary copy, attested by 
Charles Thomson. 2 pp. Transmitted to Wash- 
ington. 92, 24 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [York.] To [George] 

June 27 Washington [near Englishtown, New Jersey]. 

Note of resolves transmitted. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, II, 15 

1778 Washington, George. Englishtown [New Jersey]. To 

June 28 [the President of Congress, York]. The military 

situation. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. A. Ill, 465 

Printed: WrlUngs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 76. 

j77g Monmonth, (Battle of). Return of killed, wounded and miss- 

JuNE 28 iiig of the Continental Army. A. D. of Tench 

Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1778, July 1. C. C. 162, 6, 159 

1778 Washington, George. "Fields near Monmouth Court 

June 29 House." To [the President of Congress, York]. 

Brief announcement of the engagement at Mon- 
mouth. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. A. Ill, 467 

1778 Washington, George. Englishtown. To [the President 

July 1 of Congress, York]. Account of preliminary 

mancevers and the battle of Monmouth. Draft. 
9 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. A. Ill, 469 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 78. 

[1778] Washington, George. [New Brunswick, New Jersey. ] To 

[July 7] [the President of Congress, Philadelphia.] Move- 

ments of enemy; unsettled state of rank. Draft* 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son and Alexander Hamilton. Read in Congress, 
July 9. A. m, 481 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 93. 

1778 Lanrens, Henry. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

J^^Y 7 [New Brunswick]. Publication of Washington's 

letters to Congress; the victory at Monmouth. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 24, 277 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 8 [George] Washington [near New Brunswick, New 

Jersey]. Thanks of Congress for movements 



CORBESPONDENOE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 249 

preceding and during battle of Monmouth. 
A. L. S. of Henry Laurens. 1 p. Answered 
July 12*. 91,225 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolve. Committee to arrange the 

Ji^'^Y 9 army. Contemporary copy, attested by Henry 

Laurens. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, July 11. 91, 124 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 10 [George] Washington [near Paramus, New Jer- 

sey]. Accounts of D'Estaing's fleet; British naval 
strength at New York. A. L. S. of Henry Lau- 
rens. 2 pp. Answered July 14.* 91, 118 

1778 Washington, George. Paramus. To Henry Laurens 

July 11 [Philadelphia]. Thanks of Congress on occasion 

of the battle of Monmouth. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

P. I, pt. II, 109 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 11 [George] Washington [Paramus]. Transmitting 

resolves; suggested attack on British at Rhode 
Island; adoption of word ''America." A. L. S. 
of Heniy Laurens. 2 pp. Answered July 22.* 

91, 122 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolve. Washington's cooperation 

July 11 with D'Estaing. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 

1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1778, July 11. 91, 120 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolve. Militia for cooperation 

July 11 with the French. Contemporary copy, attested 

by Henry Laurens. 1 p. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1778, July 11. 

91, 121 

1778 Washington, George. Paramus. To [the President of 

July 12 Congress, Philadelphia], March of the army; 

French fleet's arrival. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress, July 15. A. Ill, 483 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 96. 

1778 [Washington, George.] Paramus. To William Henry 

July 12 Drayton [Philadelphia]. Approbation of his 

countrymen; friendship. Draft. Ip. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. P. I, pt. H, 111 

Pnnted: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1834. 5, 439. 



250 UBBABY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Washington, George. Paramus. To [the President of 

July 14 Congress, Philadelphia]. Communication with 

the French fleet and movement of army. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. Head 
in Congress, July 17. A. Ill, 487 

1778 Washington, George. Paramus. To Comte D'Estaing 

July 14 [off Sandy Hook?] Strength of British fleet; 

facilities for correspondence, etc. Contem porary 
copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, July 22. C. C. 162, 6, 191 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 99. 

1778 Washington; George. Paramus. To Comte D'Elstaing 

July 15 [oflf Sandy Hook?] Present of live stock. Con- 

temporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1778, July 28. 

C. C. 162, ^, 197 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolves. Prisoners taken by the 

July 16 French. Contemporary copy, attested by Charles 

Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1778, July 17. 91, 125 

1778 Washington, George. Haverstraw Bay [New York]. To 

July 17 Comte D'Estaing [off Sandy Hook?]. Co-opera- 

tion. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of James McHenry. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1778, July 
22. C. C. 162, 6, 198 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 101. 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 17 [George] Washington [Haverstraw, New York]. 

Transmitting resolves. A. L. S. of Henry Lau- 
rens. 1 p. Answered July 22.* 91, 126 

1778 Laurens, Henry. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

July 18 [Haverstraw]. Letters for Comte D'Elstaing; 

letter from the British Peace Commissioners. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 24, 347 

1778 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [the President of 

July 19 Congress, Philadelphia]. Expedition against 

•Indian country; Oneida and Tuscarora chiefs. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Board 
of War to Washington, 1778, July 27. 26, 91 



COBBESPONDENCE OP GEOBGE WASHINGTON 251 

1778 Washington, George. Near White Plains [New York], 

July 22 To [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. 

D'Estaing's project against New York ; expedition 
to Rhode 'Island; Indians on the Western fron- 
tier. Draft. 5 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
' Hanson Harrison and James McHenry ?. Read in 
Congress, July 27. Referred to Bcmrd of War 
in what respects Capt. Gibbs. A. Ill, 491 

Printed: Writings of Waahingrton (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 108. 

1778 Washington, George. Near White Plains. To the Presi- 

J^^^22 dent of Congress [Philadelphia]. Baron 

D'Arendt's resignation. Draft signed. Ip. In 
handwriting of John Laurens. A. Ill, 495 

1778 W[a8hington,]G[eorge]. White Plains. To Henry Laurens 

^^^^ ^^ [Philadelphia]. Captures by American vessels; 

British Peace Commissioners' letter; Chevalier de 
la Neufville and foreign officers in the army; 
Baron Steuben's desires. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

P. I, pt. II, 113 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 119. 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolves. Deferring expedition 

'^uLY 25 against Detroit; Brig. Gen. [Lachlan] Mcintosh's 

expedition against Indian towns; Virginia troops. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Board 
of War to Washington, 1778, July 27. 25, 88 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

J^^y26 of Congress, Philadelphia], The question of 

Baron Steuben's command. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Read in 
Congress, Aug. 1. Referred to Reed, Boudinot 
and Chase. A. Ill, 497 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 124. 

1778 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington 

'^^^ ^^ [White Plains]. Expeditions into the Indian coun- 

try; the Six Nations; news from the frontier. 
A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 3 pp. 25, 84 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President of 

J^'^Y 28 Congress, Philadelphia]. Decision respecting the 

court of inquiry on [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] Putnam. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, Aug. 4. Referred 
to Hosmer, R. H. Lee and Scudder. 

A. Ill, 499 



252 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

July 28 [White Plains]. The Invalid Corps. A. L. S. of 

Richard Peters. 1 p. 96, 211 

1778 Phillips, W[illiam]. Cambridge [Massachusetts], To Maj. 

July 29 Gen. [William] Heath [Boston]. Clothing for Con- 

vention troops; officer to go to Canada. Contem- 
porary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of James Mc- 
Henry . Enclosed in Washington to th^ President 
of Congress, 1778, Aug. 16. C. C. 152, 6, 261 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

J^^^ ^ [George] Washington [White Plains]. Military 

appointments; brevets for foreigners. A. L. S. 
of Henry Laurens. 1 p. Answered Aug. 7.* 

91, 128 

1778 Keppel, A[ugu8tus, Viscount]. [H. M. S.] Victory^ at Sea. 

July 30 To Philip Stephens [Whitehall]. Account of 

engagement between French and British fleets 
with list of British losses. Contemporary copy. 
4 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Oct. 14. C. C. 152, 6, 403 

1778 Sullivan, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George 

^^^' 1 Washington, White Plains]. The military situa- 

tion in Rhode Island. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Aug. 3. C. C. 152, 6, 209 

1778 Morris, Gouverneur. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

^^^' 2 ington [White Plains]. Baron de la Neufville'*s 

brevet; victory at Monmouth and the aftermath. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 26, 116 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

^^^- ^ of Congress, Philadelphia]. Disputes of rank; 

confusion in the cavalry service; Rhode Island 
expedition; D'Estaing; Clothier general. Draft. 
8 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Read in Congress, Aug. 10. A. Ill, 503 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 187. 

Washington, George. White Plains. To [the Board of 

1778 War, Philadelphia]. Arguments against the pro- 

^u^' ^ posed expedition into the Indian country. Draft. 

6 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. 111,511 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 131. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 253 

1778 D'Estaing, [Charles Henri Theodar, Comte]. At sea. To 

Aug. 3 [George] Washington [White Plains]. Disap- 

pointments at Sandy Hook; [Maj.] Gen. [John] 
Sullivan; health of the fleet; Lt. Col. [John] 
Laurens; general arrangements. Contemporary 
copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. (In French.) Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1778, Aug. 7. 

C. C. 162, 6, 219 

1778 Laurens, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

^^G, 4 Washington [White Plains]. Journal of opera- 

tions of French fleet at Rhode Island from July 
25 to Aug. 4. Contemporary copy. 16 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry, Tench Tilgh- 
man and Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
Aug. 7. C. C. 162, 6, 223 

1778 [Heath, William.] Boston. To [George Washington, 

Aug. 6 White Plains]. Convention officer to go to Canada 

by way of the lakes. [Extract of letter.] Con- 
temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1778, Aug. 16. 

C. C. 162, 6, 259 

1778 SnUivan, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

Aug. 6 Washington [White Plains]. Destruction of 

British frigates; tardiness of militia. Contem- 
poraiy copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1778, Aug. 13. 

C. C. 152, 6, 251 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

Aug. of Congress, Philadelphia]. Major [Caleb] 

Gibbs's commission; advices from Rhode Island; 
fire in New York City. Dmft. -2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress, Aug. 10. A. Ill, 517 

1778 Washington, George. [White Plains.] To [the President 

Aug. 7 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Transmitting copies 

of Comte D'Estaing's letters. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Aug. 10. A. Ill, 519 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. Extract of General 

Aug. 7 Orders. Establishment of rank of dragoon 



254 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

officers. D. S.: ^'S. Moylan. Col. C. L. D." 
1 p. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1778, Sept. 23. C. C. 162, 6, 379 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

^u®- ^ of Congress, Philadelphia]. British fleet sailing 

from New York. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. A. Ill, 521 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

Aug. 9 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Employment of 

Hessian officers who wish to join the Continental 
Army. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. Read in Congress, Aug. 
18. Referred to the Board of War. A. 111,523 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To Richard H[enry] 

Aug. 9 Lee [Philadelphia]. Resignation of Col. [Alex- 

ander] Spotswood. Draft 3 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison and Washington. 

A. Ill, 525 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To the President of 

Aug. 11 Congress [Philadelphia]. Military chest ex- 

hausted. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. A. Ill, 529 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

Aug. 13 of Congress, Philadelphia]. News from Rhode 

Island; minor military matters. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Read 
in Congress, Aug. 15. A. Ill, 531 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 13 [George] Washington [White Plains]. Trans- 

mitting resolves and sundry papers relating to 
British Peace Commissioners. Letter-book 
copy. C. C. 13, II, 44 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

Aug. 16 of Congi'ess, Philadelphia]. Clothing for the 

Convention troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Referred to 
Chase, Duer and R. H. Lee. A. Ill, 533 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

^^^' ^^ of Congress, Philadelphia]. Advices from Rhode 

Island. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress Aug. 21. 

A. 111,535 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7,168. 



CORBESPONDENCE OP GEOBGE WASHINGTON 255 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 16 [George] Washington, White Plains. Corre- 

spondence; papers relative to charges against 
[Maj.] Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair; various resolves. 
Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, II, 46 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

Aug. 19 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Situation in Rhode 

Island; reenlistments. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. A. Ill, 537 

1778 Washington, G[eorge]. White Plains. To Henry Lau- 

^^^' 20 reus [Philadelphia]. Conduct of Gov. [George] 

Johnstone; trouble caused by French oflBcers. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. P. I, pt. II, 129 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 166. 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^^' 20 [George] Washington, White Plains. Transmit- 

ting resolve. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, II, 49 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 20 [George] Washington. White Plains. Enclos- 

ing Committee report on letter relating to Baron 
Steuben. Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, II, 51 

1778 Continental Army, Council of War. White Plains. Degrees 

Aug. 20 of punishment in the army. Contemporary copy. 

4 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tllghman. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Aug. 31. . C. C. 152, 6, 317 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

Aug. 21 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Advices from Khode 

Island; ships returning to Sandy Hook. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Aug. 25. A. Ill, 539 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

Aug. 21 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Memorial of Col. 

[Moses] Rawlings and the Maryland officers. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, Aug. 25. Referred 
to the Board of War. A. Ill, 541 

1778 D'Estaing, [Charles Henri Theodat, Comte]. [Rhode 

Aug. 21 Island] To Maj. Gen. [John] Sullivan [Before 

Newport]. Sailing for Boston; condition of fleet; 
orders from the king. Contemporary copy. 



256 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

3 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
(In French.) Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1778, Aug. 26. 

C. C. 162, 6, 297 

English translation of same in handwriting of 

Charles Thomson. 3 pp. C. C. 162, 6, 301 

1778 Greene, N[athanael]. On board the Languedoc. To Comte 

Aug. 21 D'Estaing. Remonstrance against French fleet 

leaving for Boston; urging attack. Contemporary 
cop3\ 4 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Aug. 25. C. C. 162, 6, 298 

1778 Continental Army, General OflBcers. Before Newport. To 

Aug. 22 [Comte D'Estaing, Khode Island]. Protest against 

French fleet going to Boston. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress 1778, Aug. 25. 

G. G. 162, 6, 305 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 23 [George] Washington, White Plains. Proceedings 

of Maj. Gen. [Charles] Lee's court-martial before 
Congress. Letter-book copy, marked ''not sent'' 

C. C. 18, II, 51 

1778 Sullivan, John. Before Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

Aug. 23 [George] Washington [White Plains]. Sailing of 

French fleet for Boston; delicate situation. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting ' of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress 1778, Aug. 25. 

C. C. 162, 6, 289 

1778 Sullivan, John. Before Newport. To the General Oflicers 

Aug. 23 in camp. Questions as to operations of the army. 

Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
* James McHenry. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1778, Aug. 25. 

C. C. 162, 6, 309 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

Aug. 24 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Transmitting letter 

from [JNIaj.] Gen. [John] Sullivan. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. m, 545 






COBRESPONDBNCE OF GEOBGB WASHINGTON 257 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

^^^' 25 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Situation in Rhode 

Island. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, Aug. 28. 

A. m, 547 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To Henry Laurens 

Aug. 26 [Philadelphia]. Need of gold for secret service. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. P. I, pt. 11, 141 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 1«3, 
note. 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To the Boai'd of 

A^uG. 28 \\^ar [Philadelphia]. Returns of officers; rank, 

etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. A. Ill, 549 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 28 [George] Washington, White Plains. Printing 

of proceedings of court-martial of Maj. Gen. 
[Charles] Lee; transmitting resolve. Letter- 
book copy. C. C. 13, II, 55 

1778 Laurens, Henry. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

Aug. 29 [White Plains]. Hard money for special uses; 

attitude of British Peace Commissioners; minor 
matters and the present situation. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 25, 276 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 30 [George] Washington, [White Plains]. Money for 

secret service; Capt. Josiah Stoddard's memorial. 
Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, II, 57 

1778 Continental Army, Artillery. Captain-Lieutenants [White 

Aug. 30 Plains]. To [George Washington, White Plains]. 

Pay question. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Peter Presley Thornton? En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Apr. 24. C. C. 152, 7, 271 

1778 [Heath, William.] Boston. To [George Washington, 

Aug. 30 White Plains]. Supplies wanted by the French 

fleet. [Extract of letter.] 1 p. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1778, Sep. 7. 

C. C. 152, 6, 349 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

Aug. 31 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Conmaissions in Ar- 

mand's corps; contentions of Du Portail; capital 

28632— C6 17 



258 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

punishment in the Army; .situation in Rhode 
Island. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, Sep. 3. 
Referred to the Board of War. A. Ill, 651 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Ai^«- 31 [George] Washington, White Plains. Enlistment 

of militia for the war; bounty. Letter-book 
copy. C. C. 18, II, 60 

1778 Morris, Gouverneur. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Wash- 

AuG. 31 ington [White Plains]. Recruiting the army; 

hard money bounty. A. L. S. 1 p. 86, 311 

[1778] Collier, William. [Quebec?] Report respecting American 

[Aug. ?] prisoners started toward Boston. Contemporary 

copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1779, Aug. 26. 98, 325 

1778 Washington, George. W hite Plains. To [the President of 

Sep. 1 Congress, Philadelphia]. Retreat from Rhode 

Island. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Referred to the Committee of 
Intelligence. A. IV, pt. I. 1 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To Silas Deane, 

Sbp. 2 Philadelphia. Exchange of Col. [Samuel Blatch- 

ley] Webb; news from Rhode Island. Draft 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. A. IV, pt. I, 3 

1778 SnUivan, John. Providence. To [George Washington, 

Sbp- 3 White Plains]. Protest of officers against French 

fleet going to Boston. Contemporary copy. 3 
pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Sep. 4. C. C. 152, 6, 333 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

Sbp- 4 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Retreat from Rhode 

Island; arrival of [Sir Peter] Parker oflf New 
York. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, Sep. 7. ' 

A. IV, pt. 1, 6 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

Sep. 4 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Protest of Conti- 

nental officers to Comte D'Estaing; designs of 
enemy; bounty for enlistments. Draft. 5 pp. 
in handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt. 1, 7 

Printed: Writing of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 175. 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 259 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To Henry Laurens 

Skp. 4 [Philadelphia!. Report of Lt. Col. [John] Lau- 

rens's bravery at Rhode Island; return of gold. 
Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. P. I, pt. II, 147 

1778 W[a8hington,] G[eorge]. White Plains. To Gouverneur 

S*p- 5 Morris [Philadelphia]. Danger in bounties of 

coin. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. P. I, pt. II, 149 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 179. 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

S^P- ^ [George] Washington, White Plains. Transmit- 

ting resolves. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, II, 63 

1778 Continental Army, Blankets. White Plains. Return of 

Sep. 6 blankets wanting in the several brigades. Tabular 

statement. D. S. of Alexander Scammell. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Sep. 7. C. C. 152, 6, 346 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

Sep. 7 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Provisions and wood 

for French fleet; want of blankets. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Sep. 10. Referred to Board 
of War. A. IV, pt. I, 13 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 10 [George] Washington, White Plains. Acknowl- 

edging lettere and transmitting resolves. Letter- 
book copy. C. C. 13, II, 72 

1778 Gates, Horatio, Jacob Bayley and Moses Hazen. White 

Sep. 10 Plains. To [George Washington, White Plains]. 

Report on proposed expedition to Canada; routes, 
supplies, etc. Contemporary copy. 5 pp. In 

* handwriting of John Laurens. Enclosed in 

Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
Sep. 12. C. C. 152, 6, 359 

1778 W[ashington,] G[eorge]. White Plains. To [the President 

Sep. 12 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Inspector-Geneml- 

ship and Baron Steuben's appointment; out- 
rages of British; position of Continental Army. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, Sep. 14. 

A. IV, pt. I, 19 

Printed, in part: Writinjfa of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7,189, 
note. 



260 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To [the President 

Sbp. 12 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Proposed expedition 

to Canada and preparations necessary. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
Head in Congress, Sep. 15. Referred to Lee and 
Drayton. A. IV, pt. I, 15 

PrintQd: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7. 191. 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To Henry Laurens 

Sep. 12 [Philadelphia]. Gov. [George] Johnstone; Mons. 

Galvan; letters; Gerard [de Rayneval]. Auto, 
draft signed. 2 pp. P. I, pt. II, 153 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 198. 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Ski*. 12 [George] Washington, White Plains. Transmit- 

ting resolves; terms of Saratoga Convention and 
miscellaneous military matters. Letter-book 
copy with postscript in handwriting of Henry 
Laurens. C. C. 13, II, 75 

[1778] [Clark, John jr. and James Johnston.] Plan for settling 

[Skp. 12] back ration accounts. A. D. of Clark. 2 pp. 

Enclosed in preceding entry. 96, 295 

1778 Clark, John jr. and James Johnston. [Philadelphia.] To 

®"^- ^^ George Washington [White Plains]. Settlement 

of ration accounts. A. L. S. of Clark, signed 
also by Johnston. 1 p. 96, 293 

1778 Washington, George. White Plains. To the Board of 

Skp. 14 War [Philadelphia]. Clothing, hats, shoes etc. ; 

cartouche boxes; prisoners at E^ston [Pennsyl- 
vania]. Draft. 5 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. A. IV, pt. I, 25 

1778 Continental Army, Board of General Officers. White Plains. 

Sep. 15 Settlement of rank of artillery field officers. Con- 

temporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the Pres- 
ident of Congress, 1778, Sep. 23. 

C. C. 162, 6, 375 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [Philadelphia.] To 

Sep. 16 [George] Washington [White Plains]. Magazines 

for projected winter expedition into Canada; 
clothing, snowshoes and other supplies. Letter- 
book copy. C. C. II, 82 

1778 [Greene, Nathanael.] Boston. To [George] Washington 

Sep. 16 [White Plains]. Exorbitant price of forage. 

[Extract of letter.] Contemporary copy. 1 p. 



COBKESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 261 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
Sep. 23. C. C. 152, 6, 381 

1778 Wasliiiijrton, George. West Point [New York]. To the 

Sep. 19 Board of War [Philadelphia]. Enlistment of pris- 

oners and deserters; clothing for cavalry. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt. I, 29 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg [New York]. To 

Sep. 22 the several States. Need of forage; exorbitant 

prices demanded. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
Sep. 23. C. C. 162, 6, 373 

1778 Washing^n, George. Fredericksburg. To [the President 

Sep. 23 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Purchase of flour; 

expense of the horse troops; teams; claims against 
the Quartermaster; position of army. Draft. 

3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Read in Congress, Sep. 28. Referred to 
Committee on Col. Blaine's memorial and H. 
Hollingsworth's letter. A. IV, pt. I, 33 

Printed In part: Writings of Wa«hinifton (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 197, 
note. 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 27 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg], Trans- 

mitting resolve; commission of Lt. Col. to John 
[Jean Baptiste] Ternant. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, II, 91 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [the President 

Sep. 29 of Congress Philadelphia]. French interest in 

exchange of prisoners; surprise of Col. [George] 
Baylor's troop; minor military maneuvers. Drnft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read 
in Congress, Oct. 5. Referred to Board of War. 

A. IV, pt. I, 85 

1778 Continental Congress, Committee. Enlistment of prisoners 

Sep. 30 and deserters; Pulaski's corps. A. L. S. of 

Joseph Reed. 4 pp. 27, 79 

Committee on arrangement of the array: Reed, I^vell, and Wither- 
spoon. 

[1778] [Annand-Tufin, Charles; Marquis de la Rouerie.] [White 

[Sep. ?] Plains.] Arrangement of officers in corps. A. D. 

2 pp. Endorsed by Charles ThonLson: "wch. 
Genl. Washington can not confirm." Re- 



262 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

ferred to Board of War. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1778, Sep. 
23. C. C. 162.6,383 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [Philadelphia] To 

Oct. 2 [George] Washington. [Fishkill]. Transmitting 

resolve. Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, 11, 93 

1778 Washington, George. Fishkill [New York]. To [the 

Oct. 3 President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Movement 

of troops; surprise of Baylor's detachment 
Draft, marked "Copy." 2 pp. In handwriting 
of George Baylor. Read in Congress, Oct. J. 

A. IV, pt. I, 39 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N.Y. 1890. 7,203. 

1778 Washington, George. Fishkill. To Henry Laurens [Phil- 

OcT. 3 adelphia]. Intelligence of British plans; reasons 

operating against truth of same. Auto, draft 
signed. 3 pp. P. I, pt. II, 165 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Foid) N.Y. 1890. 7.20^, 
note. 

1778 W[ashington,] G[eorge]. Fishkill. To [Gouverneur Mor- 

OcT. 4 ris, Philadelphia]. Queries as to the situation; 

extravagant prices; finances; temper of the army. 
Auto, draft signed. 4 pp. P. I, pt. II, 173 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N.Y. 1890. 7,208. 

1778 Washington, George. [Fishkill.] To the Board of War 

Oct. 5 [Philadelphia]. Clothing; lack of shoes. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

A. IV, pt. I, 41 

1778 Lee, Richard Henry. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

OcT. 5 ington [Fishkill]. Reenlisting army; deprecia- 

tion of currency; designs of British; rise in 
price of flour. A. L. S. 2 pp. 27, 62 

1778 Washington, George. Fishkill. To [the President of 

Oct. 6 Congress, Philadelphia]. Lafayette's request for 

a furlough to return to France. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of John Laurens. Read in Con- 
gress, Oct. 13. Referred to R. H. Lee, Wither- 
spoon, S. Adams, and Dra^'ton. 

A. IV, pt. I, 43 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N.Y. 1890. 7, 210. 

1778 Washington, George. Fishkill. To [Joseph Reed, Phila- 

OcT. 6 delphia]. Status of Count [Casimir] Pulaski's 

corps. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alex- 
^ ander Hamilton. A. IV, pt. 1, 47 



CORKESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 263 

1778 Otis ft Andrews. Boston. To Timothy Pickering [jr.] 
Oct. 8 [Fredericksburg.] Cloth for uniforms; high 

prices of everything. 

Oct. 8 Same to Richard Peters [Philadelphia]. Clothing supplies. 

Contemporary copies. In handwriting of John 
Fitzgerald. Enclosed in Washington to the Board 
of War, 1778, Oct. 11. C. C. 162, 6, 586 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 
Oct. 9 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Trans- 
mitting resolve. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, II, 103 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To the Board of 

Oct. 10 War [Philadelphia]. Clothing for Col. [John] 

Patton's regiment. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. A. IV, pt. 1, 49 

1778 Laurens, Henry. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

Oct. 10 [Fredericksburg]. Correspondence and minor 

matters; Britain's situation; danger to South 
Carolina and Georgia. A. L. S. 3 pp. 27, 160 

1778 Nicholas, Samuel. Providence [Rhode Island]. To the 

Oct. 10 Board of War, Philadelphia. Clothing from 

France; quality, color, etc. Contemporary copy. 
In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. Enclosed in 
Washington to the Board of War, 1778, Oct. 14. 

C. C. 162, 6, 585 

1778 Washington, George. Near Fredericksburg. To the 

Oct. 11 Board of War [Philadelphia]. Want of clothing 

for officers; complaints of the Clothier General's 
Department. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Nov. 30. Referred to the Committee on Clothier 
Department, James Searle added. 

A. IV, pt. I, 51 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [Philadelphia.] To 

Oct. 13 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Trans- 

mitting resolves. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, II, 108 

1778 Washington, George. Near Fredericksburg. To [the 

Oct. 14 President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Account 

of naval engagement between D'E^taing and 
Keppel, July 27; designs of enem}^; loss of the 
Raleigh, Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 



264 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

• 

Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Oct. 20. Ordered to lie on the table. 

A. IV, pt. I, 55 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 18d4. 6, 89. 

Continental Congress, President. [Philadelphia.] To 
[George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Trans- 
• mitting resolves. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, II, 112 

Connolly, John. Philadelphia. To George Washington 
*• '° [Fredericksburg]. Praying for release from 

confinement. A. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in 
Washington to Congress, 1778, Oct. 31. 

C. C. 152, 6, 435 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [the President 

Oct. 18 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Price of provisions; 

enemy's embarkation at New York. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read in 
Congress, Oct. 27. A. IV, pt. I. 57 

1778 Washington, George. [Fredericksburg.] To the Board 

Oct. 18 of War, Philadelphia. Want of shoes; clothing 

and blankets. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. A. IV, pt. 1, 59 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [the Presi- 

OcT. 21 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Request of 

Chevalier Mauduit du Plessis to return to France. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. A. IV, pt. I, 61 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [the President 

Oct. 22 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Complaints of illicit 

commerce with enemy; gaining secret intelli- 
gence; Lt. Col. [William i] Butler's expedition 
against Anaquaga; removal of Convention troops; 
seditious papers; fortifications; movements of 
troops; inhabitants of German Flats; want of 
money. Draft. 7 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. A. IV, pt. I, 63 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 228. 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Q^ 22 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Trans- 

mitting resolves and intelligence from New York. 
Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, II, 125 

Continental Congress, Resolve. Maj. Gen. [Horatio] Grates 
to take command at Boston. Contempoi ary copy 
attested by Richard Kidder Meade. 1 p. Trans- 
mitted to Washington. W 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 265 

llf78 Clinton, George, Ph[ilip John] Schuyler, and Edward 

Oct. 22 Hand. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George 

Washington Fredericksburg]. Report on the 
expediency of an expedition against the Indians 
and their town of Chemung. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade' 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Oct. 27. C. C. 162, 6, 423 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [Philadelphia.] To 

Oct. 23 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. The 

Refugee petition to the British Peace Commis- 
sioners; Maj. Gen. [Horatio] Gates to command 
Eastern District. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, II, 127 

1778 . Washing^n, George. Fredericksburg. To [the President 
Oct. 24 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Reenlistments; 

clothing and bounties. Draft. 6 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress, Oct. 31. Referred to the Committee 
to prepare a plan for procuring reinforcements 
etc.: Duer, Sherman, R. H. Lee and G. Morris. 

A. IV, pt. I, 71 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7. 226. 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolve. Attack on Canada. D. S. of 

Oct. 24 Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in Committee 

of Foreign Affairs to Washington, 1778, Oct. 27. 

28, 103 

1778 Dupni, Nicholas, John Chambers and Benjamin and John 

Oct. 24 Van Campen. [Lower Smithiield, Northampton 

County, Pennsylvania.] To George Bryan [Phil- 
adelphia], Defenceless condition of frontier; 
need of assistance. A. L. S. of Dupui, signed 
also by the others. 1 p. 91, 216 

Transmitted to Congress. Read, Oct. 30. Referred in President of 
Congress. 1778. Nov 1 to Washing^n •* to take order Ihereon." 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [Philadelphia] To 

Oct. 25 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Case of 

Dominique L'Eglise. Letter book copy. 

C. C. 13, II, 131 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [the President 

Oct. 26 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Sailing of a fleet 

from New York. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. Read in Congress, Oct. 31. 

A. IV, pt. I, 81 



266 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolve. Rendezvous for Pulaski's 

Oct. 26 cavalry. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 

writing of George Bond. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1778, Oct. 30. 

91, 215 

1778 Continental Congress, Orders. Plan of attack on Canada 

Oct. 26 submitted to Washington; secrecy etc. D. S. of 

Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in Committee 
of Foreign Affairs to Washington, 1778, Oct. 27. 

28, 104 

[1778] Canada, Plan of attack on. Side expeditions against De- 

[OcT. 26] troit and Niagara; forces, rendezvous etc. ; move 

against Quebec and Halifax; importance of proj- 
ect to France and America; other considerations; 
general plan of operations. D. S. of Henry Lau- 
rens, attested by Charles Thomson. 8 pp. En- 
closed in Committee of Foreign AflFairs to Wash- 
ington, 1778, Oct. 27. 28, 106 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolves. Intelligence from Canada. 

Oct. 26 D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Committee of Foreign AflFairs, 1778, Oct. 27. 

28, 111 

1778 Morris, Gouverneur. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

OcT. 26 ington [Fredericksburg. ] Designs of enemy ; cur- 

rency depreciation; memorial of oflScers of army 
to Congress; strictures thereon; discussion in 
Congress over [Maj] Gen. [Charles] Lee's court- 
martial; [Maj.] Gen. [Thomas] Conway's applica- 
tion; support of cavalry horses. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

28, 85 

The above mentioned memorial, dated Sep. 13, 1778, was sent to 
Congress without Washington's knowledge Sep. 22, read before Con- 
gress, Oct. 20 and ordered to lie on the table. The original is in C. C. 
41, 7: 195, 196, 200 and 202. 

[1778] Washington, George. [Fredericksburg]. To [the Presi- 

OoT. 27 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Impracticability 

of the expedition against Chemung. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

A. IV, pt. I, 83 

1778 Washington, George. [Fredericksburg]. To the Board 

Oct. 27 of War [Philadelphia]. Size of blankets pro- 

cured. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. A. IV, pt. I, 85 

1778 Continental Congress, Committee for Foreign Affairs. To 

Oct. 27 Washington. Plan for attacking Canada. A. L. 



C0BBE8P0NDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 267 

S. of James Lovell, signed also by Richard Henry 
Lee. 2 pp. 28, 101 

1778 Continental Army. Return of number of men from the 

Oct. 27 different regiments whose term of service will ex- 

pire before spring. A. D. of Tench Tilghman. 
1 p. A. IV, pt. I, 79 

1778 Continental Army. Expiration of enlistments. Return pf 

Oct. 27 numbers by states and brigades of expirations 

before the spring of 1779. Tabular statement. 
A. D. of Tench Tilghman. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
Oct. 31 ? C. C. 162, 6, 43 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [the President 

Oct. 29 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Movements of enemy 

and of the Continental Army; Quartermaster 
General and flour magazines. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Hamson. 

A. IV, pt. I, 87 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [Philadelphia.] To 

Oct. 30 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Trans- 

mitting correspondence and resolves; various 
commissions granted; money for Paymaster Gen- 
eral. Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, II, 140 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [the President 

Oct. 31 of Congress, Philadelphia]. [Dominique] 

L'Eglise; Dr. [John] Connolly; movements of 
enemy in New York bay. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress, Nov. 5. A. IV, pt. I, 91 

1778 Hamilton, James. Cambridge [Massachusetts]. To Maj. 

Oct. 31 Gen. [William] Heath [Boston]. Request for 

transportation of sick and wounded by water to 
Virginia. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress 1778, Nov. 12. 

C. C. 162, 6, 483 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [Philadelphia.] To 

^®^'- ^ [George] Washington, Fredericksburg. Com- 

mittee to prepare plan for reenforcing army; 
Chemung expedition; minor matters and printed 
manifestoes to be distributed among enemy. 
Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, II, 143 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To Maj. [George 

^^^^•^ Augustine] Washington near Bedford [New 



268 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

York]. Orders to command dragoons at Bristol 
[Connecticut]. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1778, Nov. 6? 

C. G. 152, 6, 489 

1778 Washington, George. [Fredericksburg.] To [the Presi- 

Nov. 6 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Minor military 

matters; intelligence of the enemy . Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Nov. 10. A. IV, pt. I, 93 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^<^v. 6 [George] Washington, Fredericksburg. Dr. 

[John] Connolly's case; letter from State of New 
Jersey; minor military matters. Letter-book 
copy. C. C. 13, II, 151 

1778 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 10 ington [Fredericksburg]. Exchange of Conven- 

tion troops. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Richaixi Kidder Meade. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
Dec. 16. C. C. 162, 6, 493 

1778 Washington, George. [Fredericksburg.] To [the Presi- 

Nov. 11 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Opinion of 

practicability of attempt against Canada, Detroit 
and Niagara. Draft. 26 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Nov. 19. Referred to the Committee on the let- 
ters of the Marquis de Lafayette. 

A. IV, pt. I, 95 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 239. 
Committee : S. Adams, G. Morris and Drayton. ^ 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To the Board of 

Nov. 11 War [Philadelphia]. Shoes and clothing. Draft. 

4 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. , 

A. IV, pt. I, 123 

1778 Fisher, Frederich. Tryon County [New York]. To [Brig.] 

Nov. 11 Gen. [Edward] Hand [Coughnawaga, New York]. 

Account of Indian attack on Cherry Valle3^ Con- 
temporary copy. In handwriting of Richard 
Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1778, Nov. 16. 

C. C. 162, 6, 511 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 269 

1778 Morris, Gouveneur. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 11 ington [Fredericksburg]. Duties on committees; 

subsistence of army; location of army; sugges- 
tion as to disposition of troops for the winter; 
horses of the cavalry; Washington's visit to Con- 
gress. A. L. S. 4 pp. 28, 310 

1778 Webster, Alexander. Cambridge [New York]. To Brig. 

Nov. 11 Gen. [Abraham] Ten Broeck [Albany]. British 

attack on Skeensborough. Contemporary cop3\ 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
Nov. 21. C. C. 162, 6, 537 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [the Presi- 

Nov. 12 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. A request of 

Brig. Gen. [James] Hamilton. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read in Con- 
gress. Referred to Board of War. 

A. IV, pt. I, 127 

1778 Johnston, James [Philadelphia. ] To [George Washington ? 

^^^'- ^^ Fredericksburg]. Ration, deficiency, etc. A. L. S. 

1 p. 96, 97 

1778 Ten Broeck, Abraham. Albany [New York]. To [Brig.] 

^ov. 12 Gen. [Eidward] Hand [Coughnawaga, New York]. 

Ordering forward the militia. Contemporary 
copy. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Nov. 21. C. C. 162. 6, 537 

1778 Kloch, Jacob. Four miles from Cherry Valley [New York]. 

Nov. 12 To [Brig.] Gen. [Edward] Hand [Coughnawaga, 

New York]. Report of Indian attack on Cherry 
Valley. Contemporary copy. In handwriting 
of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1778, Nov. 
16. C. C. 162, 6, 511 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [the President 

Nov. 13 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Baron Steuben and 

the footing of the Inspectorship. Dmft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Read in 
Congress, Nov. 23. A. IV, pt. I, 129 

1778 Hand, Edward. Coughnawaga [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 13 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Indian attack on 

Cherry Valley. Contemporary copy. In hand- 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in 



270 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
Nov. 16. C. C. 162, 6, 611 

1778 WMting, Daniel. Fort Alden [New York]. To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 13 [Eidward] Hand [Coughnawaga, New York]. At- 

tack on the fort, pressing need of reenforcement. 
Contemporary copy. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1778, Nov. 21. 

C. C. 162, 6, 541 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [the President 

Nov. 14 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Exchange of con- 

vention prisoners. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, Nov. 18. 
Referred to Board of War. A. IV, pt. I, 131 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fred[ericksbur]g. To [Henry 

Nov. 14 Laurens, Philadelphia]. The Canadian expedi- 

tion; French motives and dangers therefrom. 
Draft. 6 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. P. I, pt. II, 207 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, QSO. 

1778 Washington, George. [Fredericksburg.] To Sir Henry 

^^^' ^^ Clinton [New York], Exchange of Convention 

troops. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
Dec. 16. C. C. 162, 6, 501 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Fredericksburg. To 

Nov. 14 [George] Washington, Fredericksburg. Trans- 

mitting action of Congress on Dr. [John] Con- 
nolly's case. Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, H, 161 

1778 Whiting, Daniel. Cherry Valley [New York]. To Col. 

Nov. 14 [Zebulon?] Butler [Try on ('ountyif New York]. 

Account of massacre at Cherry Valley. Con- 
temporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Caleb 
Gibbs. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1778, Nov. 23. C. C. 162, 6, 658 

1778 Fonda, Jellis. To Col. G[oose] Van Schaick [Mt. Johnson, 

^'ov. 14 Ne^ York]. Attack on Fort Plank. Contem- 

porary copy. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Nov. 21. C. C. 162, 6, 541 

1778 Gordon, James. Fort Plank [New York]. To Col. Groose 

Nov. 14 Van Schaick [Mt. Johnson, New York]. Capture 

of Fort Alden. Contemporary copy. In hand- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 271 

writing of Tencti Tilghman. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to tiie President of Congress, 1778, Nov. 
21. C. C. 162, 6, 641 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelpliia. To 

No^' 16 [George] Washington, Fredericksburg. Col. 

[Thomas] Hartley's letter to the Board of War. 
Letter-book copy. C. C. 13, II, 164 

1778 Clyde, Samuel. [Cherry Valley, New York.] To Col. 

Nov. 16 [Frederick] Fisher [Tryon County, New York]. 

Alarm at Cherry Valley. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
Nov. 23. ' C. C. 162, 6, 657 

1778 Hand, Edward. Schenectady [New York]. To Gov. 

Nov. 16 George Clinton [Poughkeepsie, New York.] 

Cherry Valley massacre and capture of Fort 
Alden. 

[Nov. 16] Van Schaick, Goose. Mount Johnson [New York]. To 

[Brig.] Gen. [Edward] Hand. Transmitting ac- 
count of attack on Fort Plank. Contemporary 
copies. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Nov. 21. C. C. 162, 6, 541 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [the President 

Nov. 16 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Du Portail's visit to 

Congress; his value to America; memorial on 
fortification system. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. Read in Con- 
gress Nov. 21. Letter referred to Board of War, 
memorial to Marine Committee. A. IV, pt. 1, 133 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [the President 

^^^' 1^ of Congress, Philadelphia]. Indian surprise in 

Cherry Valley; dispositions for protection of the 
frontier. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. Read in Congress Nov. 
21. A. IV, pt. I, 135 

1778 Clinton, George. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 17 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Attack on Cherry 

Valley. Contempoi'ary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1778, Nov. 
21. C. C. 162, 6, 535 



272 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Stirling, [W illiam Alexander, Lord]. Elizabethtown [New 

Nov. 17 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks- 

burg], British fleet at New York; condition, 
movements, etc. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
Nov. 23. C. C. 162, 6, 569 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [the President 

Nov. 18 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Introducing Count 

Kolkowski. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. Read in Congress Nov. 
25. Referred to Board of War. 

A. IV, pt. I, 137 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To the Board of 

Nov. 18 War [Philadelphia]. March of the Convention 

troops to Virginia. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. IV, pt. I, 139 

1778 [Hand, Edward.] Albany. To [George Washington, Fred- 

Nov. 18 ericksburg]. Enemy in Cherry Valley. Extract 

of letter. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kid- 
der Meade. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1778, Nov. 23. 

C. C. 162, 6, 655 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 18 [George] Washington, Fredericksburg. Receipt 

of certain letters. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, II, 171 

1778 [Sullivan, John.] [Providence, Rhode Island.] To 

Nov. 18 [George Washington, Fredericksburg]. British 

fleet at Rhode Island. [Extract of letter.] Ip. 
In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
Nov. 23. C. C. 162, 6, 661 

[1778] Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [the President 

[Nov. 19] of Congress, Philadelphia]. Arrangement and 

commissions for oflScers in Armand's corps. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. A. IV, pt. I, 141 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Col. Jeremiah] 

Nov. 19 Wadsworth [Fredericksburg], Magazine of sup- 

plies at Albany. Transcript. C. C. 169, 5, 510 

1778 Continental Congress, Resolves. Empowering [George] 

Nov. 19 Washington to effect an exchange of prisoners. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 273 

Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Geo. Bond. C. C. 162, 6, 573 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [the Presi- 

^^^^'* 20 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Payment and 

service of militia regiment in the Coos country 
[New Hampshire]. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress 
Nov. 27. Ordered that the regiment be disbanded. 

A. IV, pt. I, 143 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. Commission to 

^^^* ^ Lt. Cols. Robert Hanson Harrison and Alexander 

Hamilton to negotiate exchange of prisoners. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1778, 

Dec. 16. C. C. 152, 6, 519 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 20 [George] Washington, Fredericksburg. Refer- 

ring of papers; transmitting resolves, treaty of 
Amity and Commerce with France. Letter-book 
copy. C. C. 13, II, 183 

1778 Lanrens, Henry. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 20 [Fredericksburg]. Invasion of Canada; relations 

with France; loans and interest; debt; taxation; 
jobbery of members of Congress; aspect of aflFairs. 
A. L. S. 6 pp. 29, 122 

1778 Wheelock, John. Paulings Precinct [New York]. To 

Nov. 20 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Princi- 

ples on which Col. Timothy Bedel's regiment was 
raised and reasons for its continuance. Contem- 
porary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of Richard 
Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1778, Nov. 20. 

C. C. 162, 6, 527 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [the Presi- 

Nov. 21 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Attack on Fort 

Alden [New York]; protection of frontiers; march 
of the Convention troops. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of James McHenry. Read in Congress, 
Nov. 27. Referred to Board of War. 

A. IV, pt. I, 147 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [the Presi- 

^^^' ^^ dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. [Pierre] Penet's 

28632—00 18 



f'Mr «e«« c c> A '. ;£ I 



276 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Phikdelphia. To 

I>Ec. 2 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Trans- 

mitting resolves. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, II, 193 

1778 Washington, George. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

Dec. 4 [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. • Sick 

officers and men of the Convention troops. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Read in Congress, Dec. 7. Referred to 
Board of War. A. IV, pt. 1, 175 

1778 Washington, George. Elizabethtown. To [the Board 

Dbc. 4 of War, Philadelphia]. Movement of troops. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. IV, pt. I, 177 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [Philadelphia.] To 

I>Bc. 5 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Trans- 

mitting resolves. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, II, 205 

1778 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. 

^^' 5 To [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. 

Movement of enemy up the North River; dispo- 
sition of American troops. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Read in Congress, Dec. 7. C. C. 162, 6, 593 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [Philadelphia.] To 

Dec. 6 [George] Washington [Paramus, New Jersey]. 

Transmitting resolve; promotion of Lt. Henry P. 
Livingston; German Volunteer Corps; deserters; 
minor military matters. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, II, 207 

1778 Washington, George. Paramus. To [the President of 

^^- 7 Congress, Philadelphia]. Movements of enem3\ 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. Read in Congress, Sept. 12. 

A. IV, pt. I, 179 

1778 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. Commission to Cols. 

Pec. 7 Charles O'Hara and West Hyde to negotiate an 

exchange of prisoners. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Dec. 16. C. C. 152. 7, 21 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [Philadelphia.] To 

^^^' ^ [George] Washington [Paramus]. Intention to 

resign. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, II, 210 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 277 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

I>«c. 12 [George] Washington, Middlebrook. Opening 

correspondence as President of Congress and 
transmitting resolve. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 14, 1 

1778 Harrison, Robert Hanson and Alexander Hamilton. To 

^^^' 12 Charles O'Haraand West Hyde. See: Etarrison 

and Hamilton to Washington. 1778. Dec. 15. 

1778 O'Hara, Charles and West Hyde. To Robert Hanson Har- 

^^' 12 rison and Alexander Hamilton. See: Harrison 

and Hamilton to Washington. 1778. Dec. 15. 

1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook, [New Jersey]. To 

Dec. 13 the President of Congress [Philadelphia]. Trans 

mitting letter on report of Committee on Cana- 
dian Affairs [See: Washington to President of 
Congress this date]; exchange of prisoners. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Read in Congress, Dec. 17. A. IV, pt. I, 181 

1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the President of 

^^- ^^ Congress [Philadelphia]. Lt. Col. Fleury's 

furlough. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, Dec. 17. 
Referred to Laurens, M. Smith, G. Morris, S. 
Adams, and Burke. A. IV, pt. I, 183 

1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the President of 

I^Ec. 13 Congress [Philadelphia]. Embarrassments in 

plan of Canadian expedition. Draft. 6 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry and Washington. 
Read in Congress, Dec. 17. Referred to Laurens, 
M. Smith, G. Morris, S. Adams, and Burke. 

A. IV, pt. I, 185 

Printed : WriUnge of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 285. 

1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the Board of 

Dec. 13 War [Philadelphia]. Israel [John?] Dodge; leath- 

er breeches and clothing for troops. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. IV, pt. I, 191 

1778 Connecticut, Danbury. Selectmen and others. To Con- 

l^Ec. 14 gress. Memorial protesting against Dr. [Isaac] 

Foster. D. S. of Thaddeus Benedict and twenty- 
nine others. 2 pp. Read in Congress, Jan. 14, 
1779. Referred to Medical Committee. En- 
closed in Medical Committee to Washington, 1779, 
Nov. 15. 92, 307 



276 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

I>Ec. 2 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg], Trans- 

mitting resolves. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, II, 193 

1778 Washington, George. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

Dec. 4 [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. * Sick 

oflScers and men of the Convention troops. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Bead in Congress, Dec. 7. Referred to 
Board of War. A. IV, pt. I, 175 

1778 Washington, George. Elizabethtown. To [the Board 

Dbc. 4 of War, Philadelphia]. Movement of troops. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. IV, pt. I, 177 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [Philadelphia.] To 

Dec. 5 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Trans- 

mitting resolves. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, II, 205 

1778 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. 

1>EC- 5 To [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. 

Movement of enemy up the North River; dispo- 
sition of American troops. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Read in Congress, Dec. 7. C. C. 152, 6, 593 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [Philadelphia.] To 

Dec. 6 [George] Washington [Paramus, New Jersey-]. 

Transmitting resolve; promotion of Lt. Henry P. 
Livingston; German Volunteer Corps; deserters; 
minor military matters. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, II, 207 

1778 Washington, George. Paramus. To [the President of 

1^^- 7 Congress, Philadelphia]. Movements of enemy. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. Read in Congress, Sept. 12. 

A. IV, pt. I, 179 

1778 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. Commission to Cols. 

Pec. 7 Charles O'Hara and West Hyde to negotiate an 

exchange of prisoners. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1778, Dec. 16. C. C. 152, 7, 21 

1778 Continental Congress, President. [Philadelphia.] To 

^^^' ^ [George] Washington [Paramus]. Intention to 

resign. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 13, II, 210 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 277 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

I>«c. 12 [George] Washington, Middlebrook. Opening 

correspondence as President of Congress and 
transmitting resolve. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 14, 1 

1778 Harrison, Robert Hanson and Alexander Hamilton. To 

^^' 12 Charles O' Ham and West Hyde. See: Etarrison 

and Hamilton to Washington. 1778. Dec. 15. 

1778 O'Hara, Charles and West Hyde. To Robert Hanson Har- 

^^- 12 rison and Alexander Hamilton. See: Harrison 

and Hamilton to Washington. 1778. Dec. 15. 

1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook, [New Jersey]. To 

Dec. 13 the President of Congress [Philadelphia]. Trans 

mitting letter on report of Committee on Cana- 
dian Affairs [See: Washington to President of 
Congress this date]; exchange of prisoners. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Read in Congress, Dec. 17. A. IV, pt. I, 181 

1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the President of 

^<^-^3 Congress [Philadelphia]. Lt. Col. Fleury's 

furlough. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, Dec. 17. 
Referred to Laurens, M. Smith, G. Morris, S. 
Adams, and Burke. A. IV, pt. I, 183 

1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the President of 

^^' 13 Congress [Philadelphia]. Embarrassments in 

plan of Canadian expedition. Draft. 6 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry and Washington. 
Read in Congress, Dec. 17. Referred to Laurens, 
M. Smith, G. Morris, S. Adams, and Burke. 

A. IV, pt. I, 185 

Printed : Writlngc of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 285. 

1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the Board of 

Dec. 13 War [Philadelphia]. Israel [John?] Dodge; leath- 

er breeches and clothing for troops. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. IV, pt. I, 191 

1778 Connecticut, Danbury. Selectmen and others. To Con- 

^E^- 14 gress. Memorial protesting against Dr. [Isaac] 

F6.ster. D. S. of Thaddeus Benedict and twenty- 
nine others. 2 pp. Read in Congress, Jan. 14, 
1779. Referred to Medical Committee. En- 
closed in Medical Committee to Washington, 1779, 
Nov. 15. 92. 307 



278 LIBBABY OF CONOBESS 

1778 Earriton, Robert Hanson and Alexander Hamilton. [Mid- 

Dbc. 15 diebrook.] To [George] Washington [Middle- 

brook]. Report of negotiations for an exchange 
of prisoners, containing copy of letter of Cols. 
O'Haraand Hyde, Dec. 12, respecting convention 
officers and soldiers and Harrison and Hamilton's 
answer to same, Dec. 12. Contemporary copy. 
7 pp. In handwriting of Harrison. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1778, 
Dec. 16. C. C. 162, 7, 27 

1778 Waihington, George. Middlebrook. To the President of 

^■'^- ^^ Congress, Philadelphia. Failure to secure an 

exchange of prisoners. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt. I, 198 

Printed. In part: Writings o( WuhlDgton (Ford) N.Y. ISK. 7,28. 

1778 Continental Congreaa, Resdlve. Formation of the new 

11th. Pennsylvania regiment. Contemporary 
copy, attested by PeterScuU. Enclosed in Board 
of War to Washington, 177&, May 21. 94, 115. 
1778 Continental Cai^;reBi, Resolve. Composition of 11th. 

^'''- ^^ Pennsylvania raiment; troops incorporated 

therein. Contemporary copy, attested by Peter 
Scull. 2 pp. Transmitted to Washington. 

Kisoet. 

1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the President of 

Dsc. 18 Congress [Philadelphia]. Compliments on his 

election as President of Congress. Draft. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt. I, 195 

Prinledt WdtlngBor WasblDglon (Sparlu) Boston. 1834. A, ML 

177B Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Charles Thom- 

Dbc, 18 son [Philadelphia]. Election of John Jay as 

President of Congress. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt. I, 19T 
1778 W[ariiifflgton,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Henry Lau- 

l*^' ^^ rens [Philadelphia]. Resignation of the Presi- 

dency of Congress. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. F. I, pt. II, 237 
1778 [WaBhington, George.] Middlebrook. To John Jay. 

'*'*■ ^^ Election to the Presidency of Congress. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. F. I, pt II, 211 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 279 

1778 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

I>«c. 18 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Approach- 

ing interview of Washington and Congress. 
Letter-book copy. C. C. 14, 3 

1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

I^w^- 20 War, Philadelphia]. Returns; terms of service; 

escort for Convention troops; military prisoners. 
Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. A. IV, pt. I, 199 

1778 [Livingston, William Smith.] [Beverwyck, New Jersey]. 

^■^- 28 To [Lt. Col. Ebenezer Huntington, Beverwyck]. 

Resignation. [Extract of letter.] Contemporary 
copy. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull jr. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1782, 
Oct. 10. 98, 215 

1778 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Benjamin Frank- 

Dbc. 29 lin [Passy]. Introducing Lafayette. Draft. 3 

pp. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

A. IV, pt. I, 203 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1834. 6, 148. 

1778 [Clinton, George.] Poughkeepsie [New York]. To 

I>Ec. 29 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Payment 

of inhabitants for supplies taken for the army. 
[Extract of letter.] 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in. Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1779, Jan. 29. 

C. C. 152, 7, 53 

1778 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [the President 

^Kc. 31 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Case of Du Portail. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. Read in Congress, Jan. 1, 1779. 

A. IV, pt. I, 207 

1778 Order of Divine Providence. List of officers and members. 

Printed pamphlet. 20 pp. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1783, Aug. 
28. C. C. 152, 11, 447 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To the President of 
Jan. 1 Congress [Philadelphia]. Destruction of a bam 

by th^ Convention troops. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt. I, 209 

1779 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To Maj. 

Jan. 1 Gen. [Horatio] Gates [Boston]. Intelligence from 



280 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Canada; strength of British etc. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Transmitted to Washington. 

98, 22 

1779 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. Situation in 

Jan. 2 Canada. Contemporary^ copy. 1 p. Transmit- 

ted to Washington. 93, 21 

1779 MacFherson, William. [Philadelphia]. Petition to Con- 

Jan. 6 gress. Resignation from British army; applica- 

tion for commission. Contemporary copy. 2 
pp. In handwriting of Timothy Pickering, jr. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1779, 
Mar. 25. 93. 57 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia] To [George] Washington, 

'^^^' ^ Philadelphia, Mittens; officer's servants; horses 

for dragoon officers. A. L. S. of Richard 
Peters. 2 pp. Answered Jan. 9.* 93, 199 

1779 Pennsylvania Council. Order recommending William 

«^^^- 7 MacPherson to Congress. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. In handwriting of Timothy Pickerifag jr. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1779, 
Mar. 25. 93, 59 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To the Committee 

•^^^* ^ of Conference [Philadelphia]. Transmitting min- 

utes of heads requiring attention. A. L. S. 1 p. 

A. IV, pt. I, 211 

Committee: Duane, Root, M. Smith, G. Morris and Laurens. 

1779 Washington, George. [Philadelphia.] To [the Commit- 

Jan. 8 tee of Conference]. Minutes of heads of matters 

requiring attention: State of army; plans of cam- 
paign; supplies. D. S. 5 pp. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. An A. D. of same, 
6 pp., will be found in A, IV, pt. I, 213. 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 809, note. 

Misoel 

1779 [Livingston, William Smith.] [Beverwyck, New Jersey.] 

Jan. 8 To [Lt. Col. Ebenezer Huntington, Beverwyck]. 

Pay. [Extract of letter.] In handwriting of Jon- 
athan Trumbull, jr. Enclosed in Board of War 
to Washington, 1782, Oct. 10. 98, 215 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [the Board of 

^^^- ^ War, Philadelphia]. Mittens for soldiers; offi- 

cers' servants; horses. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. IV, pt. I, 219 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 281 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. Pay and supplies for 

Jan. 9 American prisoners of war. Broadside. 1 p. 

Printed by Dunlap. Transmitted to Washington. 

92, 320 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Raising an additional bat- 

Jan. 9 talion in Virginia. Transmitted to Washington. 

D. S. of Charles Thomson. 2 p. W 

1779 Continental Congress, Committee of Conference. Philadel- 

Jan. 9 phia. To [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. 

Arrangement of army; preparation of a system. 
A. L. S. of James Duane. 2 pp. 30, 71 

Committee appointed Dec. 24: Duane, Root, M. Smith, G. Morris and 
Laurens. 

1779^ Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Jan. 9 [Philadelphia]. Reimbursement for deficiencies 

in clothing of Connecticut regiment for 1777; 
pay for North Carolina dragoons. A. L. S. of 
Timothy Pickering, jr. 2 pp. 92, 321 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Jan. 10 [Philadelphia]. Intelligence of [Brig.] Gen. 

[Lachlan] Mcintosh's Indian Expedition. A. L. S. 
of Richard Peters. 2 pp. 92, 324: 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To the Committee 

Jan. 11 of Conference. Commissary of Prisoners depart- 

ment; proposed expedition against the Indian 
country. Draft. 6 pp. In handwriting of John 
Laurens. A. IV, pt. I, 221 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 309. 

Continental Congress, Committee of Conference. Philadel- 
phia. To [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. 
Conference respecting an exchange of prisoners. 
A. L. S. of James Duane. 1 p. 92, 221 

Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [the President of 
Congress]. Effoi-ts of British to obtain exchange 
of the Convention troops. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. IV, pt. I, 227 

Homans, John. Durham [Connecticut]. To [George] 
Washington [Philadelphia]. Leave of absence 
for Capt. [Josiah] Stoddard. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Transmitted to Congress. C. C. 152, 7, 39 

Washington, George. [Philadelphia.] To [the Committee 
of Conference]. The situation; alternative plans 



Jan. 


11 


1779 




Jan. 


12 


1779 




Jan. 


12 


1779 




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282 MBRABY OF CONGBESS 

of campai^; reasons therefore. Draft. IS pp. 
In handwriti9g of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. IV, pt. I, 231 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Foid) N. Y. 1890. 7, 817. 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Alteration of resolve [of 

Jan. 13 Dec. 16, 1778] establishing formation of the new 

11th. Pennsylvania regiment. Contemporary 
copy attested by Peter Scull. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Board of War to Washington, 1779, May 21. 

94,115 

1779 Bedel, Timothy. Haverhill [Massachusetts]. To Maj. 

J^N. 13 (Jen. [Horatio] Gates [Boston], Need of ammu- 

nition and clothing. Contemporary copy. 2 pp- 
Transmitted to Washington. 93, 20 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [the Board of 

J^N. 14 Treasury, Philadelphia]. Want of money for pay 

for troops in Northern Department. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. IV, pt. I, 248 

1779 Stoddard, Darius. Durham [Connecticut]. To George 

Jan. 14 Washington [Philadelphia]. Certifying to Capt. 

Josiah Stoddard's condition. Transcript. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Jan. 27. C. C. 169, 6, 306 

1779 Stoddard, Josiah. Durham [Connecticut]. To [George] 

Jan. 14 Washington [Philadelphia]. Application for 

leave of absence. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Jan. 27. C. C. 162, 7, 41 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

Jan. 16 Philadelphia. Recovery of missing orderly books; 

arrearages due troops for deficiencies of cloth- 
ing. A. L. S. of Timothy Pickering, jr. 2 pp. 
Answered Jan. 18*. 92, 322 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [the Board of 

Jan. 18 War, Philadelphia]. Arrearages of clothing for 

1777. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. IV, pt I, 245 

[1779] Washington, George. [Philadelphia.] Plan for paying 

[Jan. 18] arrearages of clothing to the troops. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton 
and Tench Tilghman. A. IV, pt. I, 247 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 283 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Philadelphia.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

Jan- is [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Curtailment 

of acquisition of supplies. [Extract of letter.] 
Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 1(B9, 5, 510 

1779 Deane, James. Fort Schuyler [New York]. To [Maj.] 

Jan. 18 Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Coun- 

cils of Oneidas; Onondagas; eflPorts for peace. 
Contemporary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1779, Feb. 8. 

92, 334 

1779 Arnold, B[enedict]. Philadelphia. To [the Board of War, 

Jan. 19 Philadelphia], Claim to rank superior to Maj. 

Gen. Arthur St. Clair. Contemporary copy, 
attested by Peter Scull. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Board of War to Washington, 1779, Jan. 20. 

92, 328 

1779 Coren, Isaac. Court martial of. Philadelphia. Proceed- 

Jan. 19 ings and testimony; judgment and sentence of 

the court. Contemporary copy. 7 pp. In hand- 
writing of the Judge Advocate, William Cross. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1780, 
May 30. 95, 42 

1779 St. Clair, Arthur. Philadelphia. To the Board of War 

Jan. 19 [Philadelphia]. Memorial on rank of Maj. Gen. 

[Benedict] Arnold. Contemporary copy, attested 
by Peter Scull. 3 pp. Enclosed in Board of 
War to Washington, 1779, Jan. 20. 92, 329 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [the Committee of 

Jan. 20 Congress]. Clothing for officers; half pay and 

pensions. Draft. 6 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. A. IV, pt. I, 249 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 328. 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Jan. 20 [Philadelphia]. Claim of rank of [Maj.] Genls. 

[Arthur] St. Clair and [Benedict] Arnold. A. L. S. 
of Richard Peters. 1 p. 92, 326 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To the President of 

Jan. 21 Congress. Case of Col. [Moses] Rawlings. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of John Laurens. 
Eead in Congress, Jan. 23. Order taken thereon. 

A. IV, pt. I, 255 



1779 




Jan. 


21 


1779 




Jan. 


22 


1779 




Jan. 


22 


1779 




Jan. 


23 



284 LIBRAKY OF CONGRESS 

Continental Congress, Resolve. Paymasters and accounting 
officers station at headquarters. D. S. of Charles 
Thomson. 1 p. Transmitted to Washington. 

95, 316 

Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 
[George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Trans- 
mitting resolve. Letter-book copy. C. C, 14,23 

Continental Congress, Resolve. Despatches for Comte 
D'Estaing. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1779, Jan. 27. 92, 341 

Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [the Committee 
of Congress]. Methods and plan of furnishing 
clothing to the Army; color of cloth; officers' 
clothing. Draft. 7 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton and Tench Tilghman. 

A. IV, pt I, 257 

Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 
[George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Acknowl- 
edging letters and transmitting resolves. Letter- 
book copy. C. C. 14, 30 

Continental Congress, Resolve. Recruiting Col. [Moses] 
Rawlings's Corps. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 
1 p. Transmitted to Washington. 30, 154 

Continental Congress, Resolve. Refusing Maj. Gen. 
[William] Phillips permission to go into New 
York. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. Trans- 
mitted to Washington. 30, 155 

Continental. Congress, Resolves. Strength of army; re- 
cruiting battalions; enlistments; bounties; man- 
agement of departments; Commissary of Prison- 
ers; hospital arrangements. D. S. of Charles 
Thomson. 3 pp. Transmitted to Washington. 

92,331 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Philadelphia.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

Jan. 25 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Queries as to 

proposed Expedition into the Indian Country." 
Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169, 5, 511 

1779 Dodge, John. Pittsburg. To [the President of Congress, 

Jan. 25 Philadelphia] The situation in the northwest; 

Detroit, savages. Contemporary cop3\ 4 pp. 



1779 




Jan. 


23 


• 

1779 




Jan. 


23 


1779 




Jan. 


23 


1779 




Jan. 


23 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 285 

In handwriting of Timothy Pickering, jr. En- 
closed in Board of War to Washington, 1779, 
Feb. 19. 93, 35 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To the President of 

^^^' 27 Congress. Want of money; exchange of sick 

Convention prisoners and minor military matters. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham- 
ilton. A. IV, pt. I, 265 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 27 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Capt. 

[Josiah] Stoddard's request; recruiting of army; 
transmitting various resolves. L. S. of John 
Jay. 2 pp. 92, 338 

Continental Congress, Resolve. Leave of absence to Capt. 
[Josiah] Stoddard. L. S. of Chas. Thomson. 
1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1779, Jan. 27. 92, 340 

Continental Congress, Resolves. Commission to Marquis 
de Bretigny. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1779, Jan. 27. 92, 341 

Anonymous. Martinico [West Indies]. To [Anne C^sar, 
Chevalier de La Luzerne, Philadelphia]. British 
at San Lucia. Contemporary extract of letter. 
1 p. 93. 51 

Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [the President of 
Congress, Philadelphia]. Indian affairs; Onon- 
dagas espousal of cause of the States. Contem- 
porary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1779, Feb. 8. 92, 333 

Continental Congress, Resolves. Violations of paroles by 
American and British officers. D. S. of Charles 
Thomson. 1 p. Transmitted to Washington. 

92, 342 

Duane, James. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 
Philadelphia]. The artillery and Armand's corps. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 30, 142 

Glover, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 
Washington [Philadelphia]. Leave to resign. 
L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to Con- 
gress, 1779, Feb. 24. C. C. 152, 7, 131 

Knox, H[enry]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 
[Philadelphia]. The artillery corps; state quo- 



1779 




Jan. 


27 


1779 




Jan. 


27 


1779 




Jan, 


27 


1779 




Jan. 


27 



1779 




Jan. 


28 


1779 




Jan. 


28 


1779 




Jan. 


28 


1779 




Jan. 


28 



286 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

tas, enlistments. Transcript. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1779, Apr. 7. 

C. C. 169, 6, 348 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To the President of 

J-^N. 29 Congress. Settlement of accounts. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read in Con- 
gress, Jan. 30. Ordered taken thereon. 

A. IV, pt. I, 267 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To the President of 

J^N. 29 Congress. Requesting pennission to return to 

the army. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
John Laurens. Read in Congress, Jan. 29. 

A. IV, pt. I, 269 

Printed: Writings of Washingrton (Sparks) Boston. 1834. 6, 171. 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To the President of 

«^^N. 29 Congress. Transmitting letter of Du Portail on 

subject of fortifying Boston. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of John Laurens. Referred to Ma- 
rine Committee. A. IV, pt. I, 271 

[1779] [Gates, Horatio.] Boston. To [the President of Congress, 

[Jan. 29] Philadelphia]. Supplies of British; return of 

prisoners; case of Ensign [John] Brown. [Ex- 
tract of letter.] Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Transmitted to Washington. 93, 18 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To the President of 

Jan. 30 Congress. Supplies of provisions in the Western 

Department; Commissary General. L. S. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read in 
Congress, Feb. 1. Acted on. C. C. 152, 7, 97 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 316, 
note. 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To the Board of 

Jan. 30 Treasury [Philadelphia]. Sum necessary to re- 

plenish the military chest. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of John Laurens. 

A. IV, pt. I, 275 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^^' 3^ [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Transmit- 

ting resolves, etc. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 14, 36 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Commander in chief to 

Janj 30 return to the Army. A. D. S. of Charles Thom- 

son. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1779, Jan. 31. 93, 8 



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CORBESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 287 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 31 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Gov. 

[George] Clinton's accounts; work of the Com- 
mittee of Conference. L. S. of John Jay. 2 pp. 

93,1 

1779 Continental Congress, Committee of Conference. Report 

Jan. 31 on reenlisting of Cols. [John] Gibson's and 

[Gregory] Smith's Virginia regiments. Contem- 
porary copy, attested by Peter Scull. 2 pp. 
Transmitted to Washington. 92, 344 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Fbb. 1 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Commis- 

sary and Quartermaster's Departments to. the 
westward. L. S. of John Jay. 1 p. 93, 4 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Arrangement of Quarter- 

Feb. 1 master's and Commissary's departments to the 

westwaixi. A. L. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1779, Feb. 1. 93, 6 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. Aids of troops, arms etc. 

Feb. 2 for South Carolina and Georgia. Contemporary 

copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 2 pp. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1778, Feb. 3. 93, 9 

1779 Washington, George. Frankf ord [Pennsylvania]. To [the 

Feb. 2 Committee of Congress, Philadelphia]. Surveyor 

of Ordnance. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. C. C. 152, 7, 101 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Feb. 3 [George] Washington [En route to Middlebrook]. 

Transmitting resolves. L. S. of John Jay. 1 p. 
Answered Feb. 8.* 93, 7 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. Completion of Pulaski 

F"B- 4 and Armand's corps; arrangement of army and 

settlement of rank. Contemporary copy, attested 
by Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1778, Feb. 5. 

93, 14 

1779 [Schuyler, Philip John.] [Albany.] To [George Wash- 

Feb. 4 ington, near Middlebrook]. Suggestions for man- 

agement of expedition against the Six Nations. 
[Extract of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 16. C. C. 169, 6, 467 



288 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^»B- 5 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Trans-^ 

mitting resolves. L. S. of John Jay. 1 p. 
Answered Feb. 8.* 93, 12 

1779 Knox, H[enry]. Philadelphia. To [James] Duane [Phila- 

Feb. 5 delphia]. Duties of surveyor of artillery. 

Transcript. C. C. 169, 6, 191 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. 

Feb. 7 Edward Hand, Philadelphia?] Information of 

routes into the Indian country. Transcript. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 12 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook [New Jersey]. To 

Feb. 8 [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. 

Enlistments in Pulaski's corps. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read in 
Congress, Feb. 10. Referred to the Board of 
War. A. IV, pt. I, 277 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1834. 6, 172. 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To (!!ol. [Charles] 

Feb. 8 Armand [-Tufin, Middlebrook]. Recruiting his 

corps. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. C. C. 162, 7, 107 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Feb. 8 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Transmit- 

ting letters. L. S. of John Jay. 1 p. 92, 336 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [the President of Con- 

^■B- ^ gress, Philadelphia]. Management of civil depart- 

ments of the army; payment of certificates of 
officers. Contemporary copy. 6 pp. In hand- 
writing of Timothy Pickering, jr. Enclosed in 
Board of War to Washington, 1779, Feb. 11. 

93,27 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Feb. 10 [Middlebrook]. Transmitting arrangement of 

the army. A. L. S. of Peter Scull. 1 p. 93, 15 

1779 Washington, [George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj, Gen. 

Feb. 11 Philip John Schuyler, Albany]. Information 

desired of the Indian country; routes etc. [Ex- 
tract of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 
15. C. C. 169, 6, 13 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7. 341. 



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CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 289 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolye. Ordering a court-martial 

Feb. 11 as result of letters from Massachusetts. Con- 

temporary copy. Attested by Charles Thomson. 
1 p. 98, 31 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Feb. 11 [Middlebrook]. Transmitting a report to Con- 

gress. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. An- 
swered Feb. 17.* 93, 26 

1779 W[ashington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Col. ] Jeremiah 

Feb. 14 Wadsworth [Middlebrook?] Magazine of provi- 

sion at Fort Pitt. Transcript. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 
15. C. C. 169, 5, 499 

[1779] [Murray, John.] Memorandum of rank of Maj. Francis 

[Feb. 14] Nichols. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in Board of War 

to Washington, 1779, Feb. 22. 93, 43 

1779 Murray, John. Waynesburg [Pennsylvania]. To Gov. 

Feb. 14 [Joseph] Reed, Philadelphia. His seniority. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed with memorandum 
respecting Maj. [Francis] Nichol's commission. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1779, 
Feb. 22. 93, 41 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Feb. 15 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Charges 

against oflBicers conducting work at Springfield, 
Massachusetts. L. S. of John Jay. 1 p. 93, 32 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia]. To [George] Washington 

Feb. 15 [Middlebrook]. Forwarding Virginia arrange- 

ment. A. L. S. of Peter Scull. 1 p. 93, 17 

1779 [Williamson, Andrew.] Near Adam's Ferry [Georgia]. 

Feb. 16 To [Henry Laurens, Philadelphia]. Situation in 

Georgia; retreat of British; Indians. Extract of 
letter with auto, note by Laurens. Enclosed m 
Laurens to Washington, 1779, Mar. 16. 30, 390 

1779 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To the Board of 

Feb. 17 War [Philadelphia]. Methods of accounting; 

granting of certificates. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. IV, pt. I, 279 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

Feb. 17 War, Philadelphia]. Ordering papers sent to 

headquarters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. A. IV, pt. I, 283 

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290 LIBBABY OF GONGBESS 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Henry Laurens 

Feb. 17 [Philadelphia]. His politeness during the Phila- 

delphia visit; Spain and the French loan; Brit- 
ish preparations. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

P. I. pt. II, 283 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1884. 6, 176. 

1779 Potter, James. Philadelphia. To the Board of War 

Feb. 17 [Philadelphia]. Information, distances, water- 

ways, etc., in the Indian country. Contempo- 
I'ary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Timothy 
Pickering, jr. Enclosed in Board of War to 
Washington, 1779, Feb. 19. 9S, 37 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the President of 

Feb. 19 Congress [Philadelphia]. Court martial of officers 

in charge of public works at Springfield; [Maj.] 
Gen. [Alexander] McDougall; call for money. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamil- 
ton. Read in Congress, Feb. 22. Order taken 
thereon. A. IV, pt, I, 285 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia]. To [George] Washington 

Feb. 19 [Pluckemin, New Jersey]. Transmitting papers. 

A. L. S. of Peter Scull. 1 p. Answered Feb. 26*. 

93,34 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Brig. Gen. [Lachlan] 

Feb. 20 McIntosh and the command at Fort Pitt. Con- 

temporar}^ copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 
1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1779, Feb. 22. 93, 50 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Portmanteaus and valises 

Feb. 20 of officers. Contemporary copy, attested by 

Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President 

of Congress to Washington, 1779, Feb. 22. 

93,49 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Convention troops at Char- 

Feb. 20 lottesville; confusion, troubles, etc. Contempo- 

rary cop}'. 2 pp. In handwriting of Timothy 
Pickering, jr. Enclosed in Board of War to 
Washington, 1779, Feb. 22. 93, 4(> 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Feb. 22 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Trans- 

mitting resolves; extract from a letter to the 
French minister. L. S. of John Jay. 2 pp. 

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CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 291 

Continental Congress, Resolves. Explanation of Maj. 
Gen. [Charles] Lee's letters. Contemporary copy, 
attested by Charles Thomson. Transmitted to 
Washington. 93, 52. 

Board of War, Philadelphia. To George Washington, 
Middlebrook. Trouble with Convention troops 
[at Charlottesville]. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 
2 pp. Answered Feb. 28. * 93, 41 

Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 
Middlebrook. Transmitting papers. A. L. S. 
of Peter Scull. 1 p. 93, 39 

Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 
[George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Money 
for [Maj.] Gen. [Alexander] McDougall. Letter- 
book copy. C. C. 14, 53 

Oervais, John Lewis. [Charleston.] To Henry Laurens 
[Philadelphia]. Measures of the legislature; 
military situation; the Treason Act; minor mat- 
ters. Extract of letter with auto, note by Lau- 
rens. Enclosed in Laurens to Washington, 1779, 
Mar. 16. 30, 390 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

Fbb. 24 of Congress, Philadelphia]. [Brig.] Gen. [John]. 

Glover's and Col. [Edward] Wigglesworth's res- 
ignation; Maryland bills of credit as payment of 
bounty. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. Bead in Congress Feb. 27. 

A. IV, pt. I, 287 

1779 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To Maj. Gen. 

Feb. 24 [Nathanael] Greene [Middlebrook]. Magazine of 

provisions for Indian expedition. Transcript. 
[Extract of letter.] C. C. 169, 5, 500 

1779 Beatty, John. [Middlebrook.] To [CJeorge] Washington 

Feb. 24 [Middlebrook]. Issues to prisoners; exchange 

of seaman. A. L. S. 4 pp. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Feb. 27. C. C. 162, 7, 123 

1779 Greene, Nath[anael]. Middlebrook. To [George Wash- 

^^^- 25 ington, Middlebrook]. Wagoners for the army. 

Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1779, Feb. 27. 

C. C. 162, 7, 127 



292 lilBRABY OF COKGBESS 

[1779] Lee, Charles. Philadelphia. To [the President of Gem- 

[^"™-25^J gress, Philadelphia]. His correspondeiioe wrOi 

[Lt] Col. [WUliam] Butler and [Brig.] Geo. 
[Alexander] Leslie. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 
Transmitted to Washington. 93^, 54 

1779 [Kaxwell, William.] Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. At- 

Fkb. 25 tempted surprise by the enemy at Elizabethtown. 

[Extract of letter.] 2 pp. In handwriting of 
James McHenry . Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1779, Feb. 26. 

C.C. in, 7, 119 

1779 Pawling, A[lbert]. Haverstraw [New York]. To tiie 

Fm»- ^ President of Congress [Philadelphia]. Resigna- 

tion. A. L. S. 1 p. Read in Congress Mar. 5. 
Accepted. C. C. 152, 7, 153 

1779 Pawling, A[lbert]. Haverstraw. To Greorge Washington 

Feb. 25 [Middlebrook]. Resignation. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Pawling to the President of Congress. 
1779, Feb. 25. C. C. 152, 7, 149 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the President of 

F»B.26 Congress [Philadelphia]. Enemy's attempt on 

Elizabethtown; trial of Quartermaster General 
[Thomas] Mifflin. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. Referred, Mar. 1, to 
committee composed of Plater, Ellery and Paca. 

A. IV, pt I, 289 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. T. 1890. 7, S4&. 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the Board of 

Fbb.26 War [Philadelphia]. Corps of Sappers and 

Miners; disputes of rank. Draft 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. IV, pt I, 291 

1779 Waihington, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. 

F»»-26 Edward Hand! Philadelphia]. Information of 

Indian country, map etc. [Elxtract of letter.] 
Transcript Enclosed in Washington to the Pres- 
ident of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169, 6, 15 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

F'«B' 26 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. Letter-book copy. C. C. 14, 55 

1779 Continental Congress. Resolve. Explanation of Maj. Gen. 

^*8-26 [Charles] Lee's letters. Contemporary copy, 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 293 

attested by Charles Thomson. Transmitted to 
Washington, 1779, Feb. 26. 93, 52 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Committee 

Fbb. 27 of Conference, Philadelphia]. Expense and ex- 

changes of marine prisoners; bounty for waggon- 
ers; Clothier General's department; bounties. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. A. IV, pt. I, 293 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

Feb. 27 War, Philadelphia]. Establishment of an Engi- 

neer corps. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. A. IV, pt. I, 247 

[1779] Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] Remarks on estab- 

[Feb. 27] lishment of Engineer corps and Sappers and 

Miners. Draft. 5 pp. In handwriting of Alex- 
ander Hamilton. A. IV, pt. I, 299 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Money for Maj. Gen. 

Fbb. 27 [Charles] Lee. Contemporary copy, attested by 

Charles Thomson. Transmitted to Washington. 

93, .52 

1779 Elizabethtown, (New Jersey). Return of American troops 

Feb. 27 killed, wounded and missing at. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Mar. 1. C. C. 162, 7, 143 

1779 Maxwell, WilJiam. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

Feb. 27 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Account 

of enemy's attempted surprise at Elizabethtown. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1779, Mar. 1. 

C. C. 162, 7, 139 

1779 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To the Board of 

Feb. 28 War [Philadelphia]. Col. [Theodorick] Bland to 

command Convention troops at Charlottesville 
[Virginia]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
John Laurens. A. IV, pt. I, 305 

[1779] Continental Army. Arrangement. Memorandum of state 

[Feb.] of arrangement of the army. 2 pp. Enclosed 

in Board of War to Washington, 1779, Feb. 10. 

93, 16 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President of 

MabI. Congress, Philadelphia]. Transmitting [Brig.] 

Gen. [William] Maxwell's account of the attack 



294 LIBBABY OP CONGRESS 

on Elizabethtown. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. Read- in Congress, Mar. 3. 
Referred to Committee of Intelligence: J. B. 
Smith, Lovell and J. Henry. A. IV, pt. I, 307 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To John Jay. 

^^^- ^ [Philadelphia]. Manner of communicating intel- 

ligence to the public. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. P. I, pt. II, 291 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7. 347. 

1779 Schuyler, Philip John. [Albany.] To [George Washing- 

Mar. 1 ton, Middlebrook]. Proposed Indian expedition; 

strength of enemy ; routes etc. [Extract of letter.] 
Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 5, 469 

1779 W[a«hington,] G[eorge]. [Middlebrook.] To [Col. Jere- 

Mar. 2 miah Wadsworth, Middlebrook?]. Supplies for 

Western Expedition. Transcript. 

C. C. 169, 5, 501 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Mar. 2 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. Letter-book copy. C. C. 14, 57 

1779 Jay, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

Mar. 2 dlebrook]. British reenforcement from Rhode 

Island; European politics. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

80, 270 

1779 Laurens, Henry. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

Mar. 2 ton [Middlebrook]. Pei"sonal matters; British 

attempt on Elizabethtown; affairs to the South- 
ward. A. L. S. 3 pp. 30, 272 

1779 [Putnam, Israel.] Redding [Connecticut]. To [George 

Mar. 2 Washington, Middlebrook]. Incursion of enemy 

at Horse Neck. [Extract of letter.] Ip. In hand- 
writing of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1778, Mar. 8. 

C. C. 162, 7, 167 

1779 Prisoners. British. List of those taken at Horse Neck 

Mar. 2 [Connecticut]. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to 

the President of Congress 1778, Mar. 8. 

C. C. 162, 7, 3 71 

1779 Sheriff, Charles. Middlebrook. Return of articles to be 

Mar. 2 provided at Easton. List of quartermaster's 

stores with deficiencies noted. Contemporary 
copy. 4 pp. In handwriting of Peter Bryan 
Bruin. Transmitted to Washington. 93, 260 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 295 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President of 

^Iar. 3 Congress, Philadelphia]. The Western expedi- 

tion; consolidation of regiments and question of 
officers. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex- 
ander Hamilton. Read in Congress, Mar. 8. 
Referred to the Board of War. 

A. IV, pt. I, 309 

1779 Washington, George* [Middlebrook.] To [Joseph Reed, 

Mar. 3 Philadelphia]. Troops for the Western expedi- 

tion. Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

G. C. 169, 5, 515 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7,851. 

1779 Jay, John. [Philadelphia.] To [George Washington, Mid- 

Mar. 3 dlebrook]. Publishing of news; England's prep- 

arations; measures of public utility. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 30, 283 

1779 Waihington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

Mar. 4 War, Philadelphia]. Arrangement of officers; 

disputes of I'ank etc. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. IV, pt. I, 311 

1779 W[aihington]. G[eorge]. [Middlebrook.] To Gov. 

^^' * [George] Clinton [Poughkeepsie, New York]. The 

Western Expedition; secrecy; troops. Tran- 
script. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 55 

The same letter, with minor changes, sent to Prest. Joseph Reed, 
undei date of Mar. 3. 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Mar. 4 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Acknowl- 

edging letter. Letter-book copy. C. C. 14, 58 

1779 Massachusetts, Council. [Boston.] Proceedings on Maj. 

Mar 4. Gen. [Israel] Putnam's request for cannon. Con- 

temporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Rich- 
ard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1779, Apr. 28. 

C. C. 152, 7, 279 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

Mar. 6 Qf Congress, Philadelphia]. Movement of the 

enemy. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of »Tames 
McHenry. Read in Congress, Mar. 8. 

A. IV, pt. I, 313 

[1779] [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Maj. Gen. 

[Mar. 6] John Sullivan, Providence, Rhode Island]. Com- 



300 • LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

Mar. 24 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Minor military mat-* 

ters; enlistment of wagoners. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read' 
in Congress Mar. 29. Referred to the Board of 
War. A. IV, pt. I, 345 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Brig. Gen. 

^^^' ^^ Edward Hand, Minisink, New York]. Informa- 

tion desired of Indian country. [Extract of let; 
ter.] Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169, 6, 21 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Mar. 24 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. Letter- book copy. C. C. 14, 74 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^^' 24 [George] Washington [Middlebrook], Provision 

supplies for Oneida and other friendly Indians. 
Letter-book copy. C. C. 14, 75 

1779 Burke, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

^^^' 24 [Middlebrook]. Volunteer cavalry from Vir- 

ginia to aid South Carolina. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Mar. 28.* SI, 64 

1779 Board of War [Philadelphia]. To [George] Washington 

Mar. 25 [Middlebrook]. Petition of William MacPher- 

son. L. S. of Richard Peters. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Peter Scull. Answered Mar. 29.* 

93,56 
1779 [White, Anthony Walton.] [Lancaster, Pennsylvania.] 

Mar. 25 jo [the Board of War, Philadelphia]. Blunder- 

busses for his dragoons. Contemporary extract 
of letter. 1 p. Enclosed in Board of War to 
Washington, 1779, Apr. 1. 98, 108 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

Mar. 26 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Movements of 

enemy's ships and troops. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Read ,in Congress 
Mar. 30. A. IV, pt. I, 347 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 886, note. 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the Board of 

Mar. 26 War [Philadelphia]. Cartridges and hunting 

shirts. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. IV, pt 1, 349 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 297 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

^^AR. 11 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Enemy's designs; 

Baron Steuben's regulations. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. Read in Con- 
gress, Mar. 15. A. IV, pt. I, 317 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

^^^* ^^ War, Philadelphia.] Resolves of Congress re- 

specting clothing due the army for the year 
1777. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. IV, pt. I, 319 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. Establishment of Corps 

Mar. 11 of Engineers. D. S. of Richard Peters. In 

handwriting of Timothy Pickering, jr. Enclosed 
in Board of War to Washington, 1779, Apr. 21. 

93,62 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Mar. 12 [George] Washington [Middlebrook, New 

Jersey]. Transmitting resolves. Letter-book 
copy. C. C. 14, 66 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

^^^^' 13 War, Philadelphia]. Disputes in 2d. Connecticut 

regiment. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. A. IV, pt. I, 321 

1779 Morris, Gouverneur. Philadelphia. To [George] W^ash- 

Mar. 14 ington [Middlebrook]. Character of the former 

commander of the Western Department [Brig. 
Gen. Lachlan Mcintosh]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

30, 376 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the President of 

Mar. 15 Congress [Philadelphia]. Recruiting; bounties; 

prosecution of war; clothing of army. Draft. 
6 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton 
and Washington. Read in Congress, Mar. 18. 

A. IV, pt. 1, 323 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7,363. 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Thomas Nel- 

Mar. 15 gQi^^ jr., Philadelphia]. Horses for personal use; 

cri.sis of aflairs. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 

P. 1, pt. II, 309 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Mar. 15 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Trans- 

mitting resolve. Letter-book cop}^ 

C. C. 14, 68 



298 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Sonth Carolina, delegates to CoDtinental Congress. Phila- 

Mar. 15 delphia. To [George] Washington [Middle- 

brook]. Exchange of prisoners; civilians; reen- 
f orceraents for the South. L. S. of Thomas Burke 
and Henry Laurens. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 18.* 

80,378 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. Ed- 

Mar. 16 ward Hand, Minisink, New York], Information 

desired of the Indian country. [Extract of let- 
ter.] Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169, 6, 19 

1779 Continental Congress, Committee of Conference. Philadel- 

Mar. 16 phia. Passage of recommended resolutions; pro- 

vision for wagoners. A. L. S. of James Duane. 
1 p. 30, 383 

Committee: Duane, Root, M.Smith, Q.Morris, Drayton and Hutson. 

1779 Lanrens, Henry. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

Mar. 16 ton [Middlebrook]. News from the South; for- 

warding papers. A. L. S. 2 pp. 30, 388 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Mar. 17 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Trans- 

mitting resolve. Letter-book copy. C. C. 14, 68 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the South Car- 

Mar. 18 olina delegates in Congress, Philadelphia]. Ex- 

change of prisoners; agreements. Draft. 5 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. IV, pt. I, 329 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Mar. 19 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Trans- 

mitting resolves; regulations for Clothier's De- 
partment under consideration. Letter-book 
copy. C. C. 14, 69 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President of 

Mar. 20 Congress, Philadelphia]. Payment of certificates 

for supplies furnished by inhabitants. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwritmg of Tench Tilghman. 

A. IV, pt. I, 333 

[1779] Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To [the President 

[Mar. 20] of Congress, Philadelphia]. Memorial of oflScers 

and soldiers of Jackson's, Lee's and Henley's 
regiments; court martial at Fort Pitt. Draft. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 299 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. B^ad 
in Congress Mar. 23. Referred to Board of War. 

A. IV, pt. I, 335 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. • To [the Board of 

Mar. 20 War, Philadelphia]. Arrangements and clothing 

for the western expedition. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. IV, pt. I, 337 

1J79 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

Mar. 20 War, Philadelphia]. Commissions for New Jer- 

sey, South Carolina and Virginia oflScers. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. IV, pt. I, 341 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Henry Laurens, 

Mar. 20 Philadelphia]. Affairs in the South; arming of 

slaves. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. 

P. I, pt. II, 313 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7. 870. 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the Ik)ard of 

Mar. 21 War [Philadelphia]. Col. [Moses] Rawlings or- 

dered to Fort Pitt. Draft. 1 p. In.handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. A. IV, pt. I, 343 

1779 [Washington, Georg**..] [Middlebrook.] To [Brig. Gen. 

^^^ 21 Edward Hand, Minisink, New York]. Swampy 

nature of country between Chemung and the 
Seneca Nation. [Extract of letter.] Transcript. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of 
Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 20 

1779 W[a8hington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. 

Mar. 21 Philip John Schuyler, Albany]. The Western 

expedition; plan to be adopted; state of finances. 
Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169, 5, 477 

1779 Burke, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

^^*- 22 [Middlebrook]. Reenlistment of North Carolina 

troops; state bounty. Recent copy. 1 p. 31, 37 

1779 Continental Congress. Ordinance for regulating the Clothier 

Mar. 23 General's Department. Broadside. 1 p. Printed 

by Claypoole. Transmitted to Washington. 

93, 303 

1779 Kelson, Thomas, jr. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

Mar. 23 ington [Middlebrook]. Danger to America from 

condition of finance.-^. A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 72 



300 ' LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

Mar. 24 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Minor military mat- 

ters; enlistment of wagoners. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read* 
in Congress Mar. 29. Referred to the Board of 
War. A. IV, pt. I, 345 

1779 [Washing^n, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Brig. Gen. 

Mar. 24 Edward Hand, Minisink, New York]. Informa- 

tion desired of Indian country. [Extract of let; 
ter.] Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169, 6, 21 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Mar. 24 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. Letter- book copy. C. C. 14, 74 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^^ 24 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Provision 

supplies for Oneida and other friendly Indians. 
Letter-book copy. C. C. 14, 75 

1779 Bnrke, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

M^^- 24 [Middlebrook]. Volunteer cavalry from Vir- 

ginia to aid South Carolina. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Mar. 28.* 31, 64 

1779 Board of War [Philadelphia]. To [George] Washington 

Mar. 25 [Middlebrook]. Petition of William MacPher- 

son. L. S. of Richard Peters. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Peter Scull. Answered Mar. 29.* 

93,56 

1779 [White, Anthony Walton.] [Lancaster, Pennsylvania.] 

^^^«- 25 To [the Board of War, Philadelphia]. Blunder- 

busses for his dragoons. Contemporary extract 
of letter. 1 p. Enclosed in Board of War to 
Washington, 1779, Apr. 1. 93, 108 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

Mar. 26 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Movements of 

enemy's ships and troops. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Read in Congress 
Mar. 30. A. IV, pt. I, 347 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 386, note. 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the Board of 

Mar. 26 War [Philadelphia], Cartridges and hunting 

shirts. Dmft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. IV, pt. 1, 349 




CORBESPONDENCB OP GEOBGE WASHINGTON 301 

1779 Hamage, Henry. Cambridge [Massachusetts]. To 

Mar. 27 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Applica- 

tion to go to Charlottesville by sea. A. L. S. 
3 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1779, Apr. 12. C. C. 162, 7, 251 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

Mar. 28 of Congress, Philadelphia]. News in Rivington's 

Gazette. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Rob- 
ert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, Apr. 1. 

A. IV, pt. I, 351 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Thomas Burke 

Mar. 28 [Philadelphia]. [Col. George] Baylor's and [Col. 

Theodorick] Bland's dragoons; clothing and ac- 
coutrements; letters to go into New York. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. A. IV, pt. I, 353 

1779 Jay, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington, 

Mar. 28 Middlebrook. Introducing a secret agent. A. 

L. S. 1 p. 31, 107 

1779 [Maxwell, William.] [Elizabethtown, New Jersey.] To 

Mar. 28 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Reports of 

British ships. [Extract of letter. ] Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1779, Mar. 29. C. C. 162, 7, 215 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

Mar. 29 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Transmitting letter 

from [Brig.] Gen. [William] Maxwell. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read 
in Congress, Apr. 5. Referred to Board of War. 

A. IV, pt. I, 355 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the Board of 

Mar. 29 War [Philadelphia]. Proposed commission foi* 

[William] Macpherson. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt. I, 357 

1779 Board of War. Regulations for Engineer corps and Sappers 

Mar. 30 and Miners; duties of engineers; plans, attacks, 

defense; composition of Sappers and Miners; 
duties. D. S. of Richard Peters. In handwriting 
of Timothy Pickering, jr. Enclosed in Board of 
War to Washington, 1779, Apr. 21. 93, 62 



302 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. New York militia for ox- 

Apr. 1 pedition against the Western Indians. Contem- 

pomry copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1779, Apr. 4. 93, 70 

1779 Board of War, Philadelphia. To [George] Washington, 

Apr. 1 Middlebrook. Arming of Lt. Col. [Anthony 

Walton] White's dragoons. A. L. S. of Peter 
Scull. 1 p. Answered Apr. 4* 93, 106 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebook. To [the President of 

Apr. 2 Congress, Philadelphia]. Provisions for Oneida 

Indians; Clothier General's Department; arrange- 
ment of the cavalry. Draft. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress, Apr. 6. Reported to the Board of 
War. A. IV, pt. I, 359 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

Apr. 2 War, Philadelphia]. Contract for cannon. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. IV, pt. I, 363 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Appointment of Pierre 

Apr. 3 Charles L'Enfant as Captain of Engineers. Con- 

temporary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 
1 p. Enclosed in President of C/Ongress to 
Washington 1779, Apr. 12. 93, 90 

1779 [Schuyler, Philip John.] [Albany.] To [George Wash- 

Apr. 3 ington, Middlebrook]. The Western Expedition; 

choice of routes. [Extract of letter.] Trans- 
cript. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 5, 485 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

Apr. 4 War, Philadelphia]. Rank of officers in the North 

Carolina line; blunderbusses for dragoons; ar- 
rangement of Engineer corps; Sappers and 
Miners; the German battalion. Draft. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt. 1, 365 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

Apr. 4 War, Philadelphia]. Arrangement of officers of 

Pennsylvania and Rhode Island regiments. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. IV, pt. 1, 369 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 303 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

^^^ * War, Philadelphia]. Clothing, arms, etc. for 

troops ordered to Wyoming. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. IV, pt. I, 371 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the Board of 

^^ 4 War [Philadelphia]. Clothing for troops at 

Wyoming. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of James McHenry. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 
21. C. C. 162, 7, 611 

1779 Washing^n, George. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

Apr. 4 [Eldward] Hand [Minisink, New York]. Cloth- 

ing. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 21. 

C. C. 162, 7, 613 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 4 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. L. S. of John Jay. 1 p. 93, 68 

1779 Washington, George. . Middlebrook. To Thomas Burke 

^^^ 5 [Philadelphia]. Plan of additional bounties. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. A. IV, pt. I, 373 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Pay of army clothiers. 

^^^- ^ Contemporary copy, attested by Charles Thom- 

son. 2 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1779, Apr. 7. 93, 73 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Election of deputy com- 

Apr. 6 missary generals of musters. Contemporary 

copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington 
1779, Apr. 8 93, 80 

1779 [Knox, Henry.] [Middlebrook.] To [George Washing- 

Apr. 6 ton, Middlebrook]. Completion of the artillery 

corps. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1779, Apr. 7. 

C. C. 162, 7, 225 

1779 Washing^n, George. Middlebrook. To [the Committee 

Apb. 7 of Cone:res8, Philadelphia]. Completion of the 

artillery regiment. Draft. 3 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Tench Tilghman. A. IV, pt. I, 375 



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JidtiiKrirrjriic. ^or^mrriin^ commissions for the 
'•".r'unisL iiu^. -\- L- rj. of Peter Scall. 1 p. 

31, Ul 

WikMhuugtatL '/f^r^r*^. Kidiilebrook. To the Board of 
'Xir Philaiieiphiai. I>i:4pate8 of rank; hunting 
tnin>. Draft. I p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilj^man. A. IV, pt. I, 379 

Continentat (Umgrtm, President. PhiUdelphia. To 
\<rfior^^,\ Warthington [MiddlebrookJ. Transmit- 
tinjf rf><iolve8. L. S. of John Jay, 2 pp. An- 
MWf^rftd Apr. 15.* 98L 75 

Continental Congress, Uo^iolvo. Appointments of Ueaten- 
ants in ('ol. (('hariesj Harrison's artiUenr. 0»- 
t^'iniKjniry copy, attested by Charles Tlwai^w. 
1 p. KnrloHod in President of Cott^res^io Was^ 

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CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 305 

cannon casting; Maryland men in the German 
battalion; cavalry. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 
4 pp. Answered Apr. 15.* 93, 81 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

Apr. 9 Middlebrook. The army shoe factory at Newark 

and establishment of others elsewhere. A. L. S. 
of Timothy Pickering, jr. 3 pp. Answered Apr. 
15.* 93, 83 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the Board of 

Apr. 10 AVar [Philadelphia]. Design of consolidating the 

Adjutant General and Inspector General Depart- 
ments. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex- 
ander Hamilton. A. IV, pt. I, 381 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

^^^ 10 War, Philadelphia]. Commissions for the Vir- 

ginia line. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. A. IV, pt. I, 383 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Court martial of Col. 

^ Apr. 10 [Archibald] Steel at Fort Pitt. Contemporary 

copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1779, Apr. 12. 93, 87 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President of 

^^ 12 Congress, Philadelphia]. Exchange of certain 

British officers. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, April 14. 

A. IV, pt. I, 385 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 12 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Transmit- 

ting various resolves. L. S. of John Jay. 2 pp. 

93. 85 

1779 Washing^n, George. Middlebrook. To the Board of 

Apr. 13 War [Philadelphia]. [Capt. Bartholomew] Von 

Heer's claim. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. A. IV, pt. I, 387 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Apr. 13 [Middlebrook]. Promotion of Lt. Col. [Francis] 

Nichols; hunting shirts; proclamation pardoning 
deserters. A. L. S. of Richard Petera. 2 pp. 
Answered Apr. 22.* 31, 281 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

Apr. 13 Middlebrook. Ensigns commissions ii^ the Vir- 

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306 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

ginia line. A. L. S. of Peter Scall. 2 pp. An- 
swered Apr. 22.* 81, 2S3 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To John Jay [Phil- 

Apr. 14 adelphia]. The Canada expedition and [Maj.] 

Gen. [Horatio] Gates's actions. Draft. 11 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton and 
Washington. P. L pt. IL 337 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) X. Y. 1890. 7. SSS. 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 14 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; return of court-martial proceedings 
on officers at Springfield. L. S. of John Jay. 
2 pp. 93, 91 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. Request of certain eon- 

Aph. 14 vention officers; court-martial proceedings re- 

specting the Springfield laboratory. Contem- 
porary' copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington 
1779, Apr. 14. 93. 93 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. Passports to enter enemy^s* 

Apr. 14 lines. Broadside. 1 p. Printed by Hall and 

Sellers. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1779, Apr. 18. 93, 100 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President of 

Apr. 15 Congress, Philadelphia.] Transmitting New York 

newspapers. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, Apr. 19. 

A. IV, pt. I, 389 

1779 Washing^n, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

Apr. 15 War, Philadelphia]. Clothier General's depart- 

ment; need of cannon; the German battalion; re- 
duction of the cavalry; shoes. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. IV, pt I, 391 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

Apr. 15 War, Philadelphia] Succession of officers in 2d 

New Jersey Regiment and other minor matters. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. IV, pt. I, 395 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

Apr. 15 Middlebrook. Arrangement of the Rhode Island 

and Penns^'lvania Lines; [Maj.] Gen. [Arthur] 
. . St. Clair's letter. A. L. S. of Peter Scull. 2 

: pp. Answered Apr. 22. "^ 31, 320 



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CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 307 

1779 [Schuyler, Philip John.] [Livingston Manor, New York]. 

Apr. 15 To [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Intelli- 

gence of enemy's movements in Canada. [Extract 
of letter]. Transcript. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169, 6, 22 

1779 Snllivan, John. Mill Stone [near Ekston, Pennsylvania]. 

A^K. 16 To [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Force 

necessary for the Indian expedition. Transcript. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 5, 490 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. Enlistment of wagoners. 

Apr. 17 Contemporary copy, attested by Charles Thom- 

son. 2 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1779, Apr. 18. 93, 98 

1779 New Jersey, Brigade Officers. Elizabethtown. To the 

^^^' ^^ Legislature of New Jersey. Remonstrance; 

lack of pay; necessities. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1779, May 11. C. C. 162, 7, 325 

1779 Sullivan, Daniel. Pittsburg. Charges against his con- 

Apr. 17 duct as Indian interpreter. Contemporary copy. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1779, May 16. C. C. 162, 7, 357 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 18 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. L. S. of John Jay. 2 pp. 93, 96 

1779 [Chaloner & White.] [Philadelphia.] To [Col. Jeremiah 

Apr- 18 Wadsworth, Middlebrook?] Prospects of flour. 

[Extract of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 
1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 5, 504 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Brig. (jen. James 

^^"* ^^ Clinton [Albany]. Batteaux for Western expedi- 

tion. [Extract of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 5, 512 

1779 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To [Joseph Reed, 

Apr. 19 Philadelphia]. Call for militia for the Western 

Expedition. Transcript. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169, 5, 517 



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Philip John Schajler. Alfaairr^*. Tisa^ lnr rOst 
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[(ieofve] Wfliiffiii^fDaLMicidlfibroi^kJ. Tnuiaiiit- 
tin^ resolTcssw iJs of JolmJay. L p. A 103 

Board of War. [PliAwidipfti&. j Ho [George] Washington. 
jfiJcQeliitMik. 3e^:uial3Uttsi- for ^remment of 
Eaeiiggr Dqaarttnettc; Gemma bsittalion. A.L. 
§ ^ |fKi>Mr tI ^i»n?v ipp. AiK$w«tred Mar S.*^ 

9^60 

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deoc of Coaptsests Wriladelpbiii]. CoaparatioQ of 
Comte lyS^caiit^ ^^i^^f .Vmericaa farces^ 3pp» 
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CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 309 

1779 Jay, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

Apr. 21 [Middlebrook]. Reflections [on the Conway 

Cabal]; the war. A. L. S. 4 pp. 31, 367 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890, 7, 404 
note. 

1779 V[an] Schaick, G[oose]. Onondaga [New York]. Return 

^^^ ^^ of prisoners taken on Onondaga Expedition. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1779, May 7. 

C. C. 162, 7, 305 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the Board of 

^^^' 22 War [Philadelphia]. Hunting shirts, blankets and 

shoes; rank; drums. Draft. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. IV, pt. I, 401 
1779 Washing^n, George. Middlebrook. To William EUery 

Apr. 22 [Philadelphia]. Commissions for the Rhode Island 

regiments. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. A. IV, pt. I, 405 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

Apr. 22 [?] ^j Congress, Philadelphia]. Need of money by 

Quartermaster General to provide for the West- 
ern Expedition. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. Referred to Board of 
Treasury, Apr. 26. A. IV, pt. I, 399 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the President of 

Apr. 23 Congress [Philadelphia]. Reported embarkation 

of enemy for West Indies or Georgia. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read 
in Congress, Apr. 26. A. IV, pt. I, 407 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To John Jay 

Apr. 23 [Philadelphia]. Queries respecting the Continen- 

tal frigates; supplies for Bermuda and the cur- 
rency. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Alex- 
ander Hamilton. P. I, pt. II, 351 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 416. 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President of 

^^^' ^^ Congress, Philadelphia], Reduction of pay of 

Captain-lieutenants of the artillery. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read 
in Congress, May 1. Referred to Board of War. 

A. IV, pt. I, 409 

1779 Flint, Royal. Raritan [New Jersey]. To [George] Wash- 

Apr. 24 ington [Middlebrook]. Prospects for supplies for 



310 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Western Expedition. Transcript. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 5, 503 

1779 V[an] Schaik, G[oose]. Fort Schuyler [New York]. Ac- 

^^^' ^^ count of the Onondaga Expedition. Contem- 

porary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of Caleb 
Gibbs. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1779, May 7. C. C. 152, 7, 301 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^^- ^ [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Transmit- 

ting papers. L. S. of John Jay. 1 p. 32, 7 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

^^^' 25 Middlebrook. Clothing for troops; supply of 

shoes. A. L. S. of Timothy Pickering, jr. 2 pp. 

93,109 

1779 Jay, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

Apr. 26 dlebrook]. Marine and Commercial committees 

in Congress; Sieur Gerard [de Ray neval]; secrecy 
rules; state of currency. A. L. S. 3 pp. 32,41 

1779 Morris, Gouverneur. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

^^^' ^^ ington [Middlebrook], Assistance from France; 

sketch of method of attack upon New York. A. 
L. S. 2 pp. 32, 43 

1779 Rhode Island, Council of War. Providence. To the 

^^«- 2^ President of Congress [Philadelphia]. Efforts of 

the state during the past; present situation; re- 
quest for protection. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1779, May 10. 93, 111 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Philip 

^^' John Schuyler, Albany]. Intelligence from Can- 

ada. [Extract of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 23 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Joseph Reed, 

^'*"- ^^ Philadelphia]. Militia for the Western Expedi- 

tion. [Extract of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 5, 519 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 422. 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

^p«- 27 [Middlebrook]. Commissions. A. L. S. of Peter 

Scull. 1 p. 88, 68 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 311 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia]. To [George] Washington 

Apr. 27 [Middlebrook]. Memorial of Capt. [Lawrence] 

Keene and minor matters. A. L. S. of Peter 
Scull. 1 p. 32, 68 

1779 Duane, James. Philadelphia. To George Washington, 

Apr. 27 Karitan [Middlebrook]. Gov. [George] Clinton 

respecting exchange of prisoners. A. L. S. 1 p. 

32,63 

1779 [Schuyler, Philip John.] Albany. To [George Washing- 

Apr. 27 ton, Middlebrook], Enclosing account of expe- 

dition against Onondaga. [Extract of letter.] 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1779, May 7. 

C. C. 152, 7, 299 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

Apr. 28 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Cannon in Massa- 

chusetts; advance of enemy to Middletown [New 
Jersey]. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. Head in Congress, May 1. 

A. IV, pt. I, 411 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 28 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Petition 

of Cols. [Philip] Van Cortlandt and [Peter] Ganse- 
voort. Letter-book copy. C. C. 14, 94 

1779 Continental Congress, Committee on defense of South Car- 

Apr. 28 olina and Georgia. To [George] Washington 

[Middlebrook]. Letter from South Carolina; 
troops raising in North Carolina and Virginia; 
plan proposed. A. L. S. of Richard Henry Lee. 
2 pp. Answered Apr. 30.* 32, 87 

Committee: Lee, Burke and Laurens. 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

Apr. 29 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Retreat of enemy 

from Middletown. D. S. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton and James McHenry. 
Head in Congress, May 3. A. IV, pt. I, 415 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

Apr. 30 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Complaint of troops 

in Eastern Department as to pa\- . Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of James McHenr3\ Referred 
to Board of Treasury, Ma}'^ 4. 

A. IV, pt. I, 417 



312 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Committee of 

Apb. 30 Congress, Philadelphia]. Situation in Carolina; 

the Virginia levies; North Carolina troops. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. A. IV, pt. I, 419 

Committee on defense of South Carolina and Georgia: R. H. Lee, 
Laurens and Burke. 

1779 Flint, Royal. Raritan [New Jersey]. To [George] Wash- 

Apb. 30 ington [Middlebrook]. Abundance of flour. 

[Extract of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 5, 504 

[1779] [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] Observations on 

[Apr.] resolves of Congress respecting the Inspector- 

Generalship of the army. Contemporary copy. 
9 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

C. C. 162, 7, 235 

[1779] Davies, William and Robert Hanson Harrison. [Middle- 

[Apr.] brook] To [George Washington, Middlebrook]. 

Report of conference with British Commissioners 
to arrange a general exchange; previous negotia- 
tions; defective powers of British Commissioners; 
liquidation of Convention troops' Expenses; [Lt.] 
Gen. [John] Burgoyne's exchange status; defini- 
tive proposals of British; tariff; correspondence 
of Apr. 22 between Davies and Harrison and West 
Hyde and John [Lewis] Andr^ respecting pro- 
posals. Contemporar}'^ copy. 32 pp. In hand- 
writing of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1779, May 7. 
Endorsed: '' Ordered to be printed." C.C. 28,1 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Cannon from Massachu- 

^^Y 1 g;etts for def en se of the Highlands. Contemporary 

copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1779, May 4. 98, 123 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

^^^' ^ of Congress, Philadelphia]. Peace with the 

Cayugas; British expedition from Canada. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. Read in Congress, May 7. Referred 
to the Board of War. A. IV, pt. II, 1 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 429. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 313 

1779 Washing^n, George. Middlebrook. To the Board of 

May 3 War [Philadelphia]. Linen and blankets for 

troops; cojibining the Adjutant-General and 
Inspector-General's departments. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of James McHenry . 

A. IV, pt. n, 3 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

May 3 War, Philadelphia]. Transmitting commissions 

and resignations in the Virginia line. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

A. IV, pt. II, 5 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Gov. George 

May 3 Clinton, Poughkeepsie ? New York]. Rendezvous 

and routes of troops on the Western Expedition. 
[Extract of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 5, 529 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To James Duane 

May 3 [Philadelphia]. Exchange of civilians. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. IV, pt. II, 7 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [John] 

May 4 Sullivan [Millstone? New Jersey]. Orders for 

prepai'ations for the Western Expedition. Tran- 
script. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 5, 505 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^^ ^ [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Trans- 

mitting resolves; hard money for secret service. 
L. S. of John Jay. 2 pp. Answered May 11.* 

93, 121 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Raising Rhode Island 

May 4 troops. Contemporary copy, attested by Charles 

Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1779, May 5. 93, 126 

1779 Washing^n, George. Middlebrook. To [the President of 

May 5 Congress, Philadelphia]. Britain's intentions of 

prosecuting the war; need of recruits. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
Read in Congress, May 8. Referred to Commit- 
tee appointed to prepare an address to the several 
states, consisting of Morris, Drayton, Paca, S. 
Adams and Burke. A. IV, pt. H, 9 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 488. 



316 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

commanded by Maj. Ebenezer Huntington. At- 
tested copy, with explanatory note, by Paymaster 
General John Pierce, made Sept. 20, 1782. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1782, 
Oct. 10. 98, 213 

1779 Forman, Jonathan. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

Mays [George] Washington [Middlebrook], Reasons 

for the remonstrance of the Jersey officers. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
' Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1779, May 11. 

C. C. 162, 7, 323 

[1779] [Pennsylvania, Executive Council.] [Philadelphia.] To 

[May 8] [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Method of 

raising men for Western Expedition. [Extract 
of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

G. G. 169, 5, 520 

1779 Gerard [de Eayneval, Conrad Alexandre]. Philadelphia. 

May 9 To [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. 

Presenting his memorial on cooperation with 
Comte D'Estaing. 

Gerard [de Rayneval, Conrad Alexandre]. Philadelphia. 
Memorial to Congress. D'Estaing's aid to 
Georgia; provisions for the fleet. Contemporary 
copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of Chas. Thomson. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1779, May 10. 82, 248 

1779 Morgan, George. Princeton [New Jersey]. To [George 

^^Y ^ Washington, Middlebrook]. Audience with Dela- 

ware Chiefs. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
May 14. C. C. 152, 7, 386 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

^^^ ^^ War, Philadelphia]. Return and commissions 

for 9th Virginia regiment. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

A. IV, pt. n, 26 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To John Jay [Phila- 

^^^^^ delphia]. Condition of affairs; the currency. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. P. I, pt. II, 881 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 317 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. Wil- 

May 10 liam Maxwell, Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Re- 

monstrance of the Jersey officers; pay of soldiers. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1779, May 11. 

C. C. 162, 7, 329 

Printed, In part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1891. 7, 448, 
note. 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

May 10 . [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. L. S. of John Jay. 2 pp. 
Answered May 14.* 93, 113 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

May 10 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Letter of 

Minister of France [Gerard de Rayneval] to Con- 
gress; direction of military opei"ations. A. L. S. 
of John Jay. 1 p. 32, 246 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

May 10 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. L. S. of John Jay. 2 pp. 

93, 131 

1779 Continental Congress, Kesolve. Memorial of the Minister 

May 10 of France. A. D. S. of Charles^Thomson. 1 p. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1779, May 10. 32, 250 

1779 Continental Congress, Kesolves. Thanks of Congress to 

May 10 Col. [Goose] Van Schaick and officers and soldiers; 

conduct of commissioners to arrange a cartel; re- 
port to be transmitted American prisoners. Con- 
temporary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 
1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington 1779, May 10. 93, 133 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

May 10 [Middlebrook]. Trouble in Col. [Thomas] Proc- 

tor's regiment; drums and colors; supplies. A. 
L. S. of Richard Peters. 3 pp. Answered May 
14.* 93, 129 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] W^ashington 

May 10 [Middlebrook]. Transmitting commissions. A. 

L. S. of Peter Scull. 1 p. 32, 237 

1779 Armstrong, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

May 10 ton [Middlebrook]. The situation, military and 



316 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

commanded by Maj. Ebenezer Huntington. At- 
tested copy, with explanatory note, by Paymaster 
General John Pierce, made Sept. 20, 1782. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1782, 
Oct. 10. 98, 213 

1779 Forman, Jonathan. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

Mays [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Reasons 

for the remonstrance of the Jersey officers. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
' Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1779, May 11. 

C. C. 162, 7, 323 

[1779] [Pennsylvania, Executive Council.] [Philadelphia.] To 

[May 8] [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Method of 

raising men for Western Expedition. [Extract 
of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169, 5, 520 

1779 Gerard [de Eayneval, Conrad Alexandre]. Philadelphia. 

May 9 To [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. 

Presenting his memorial on cooperation with 
Comte D'Estaing. 

Gerard [de Rayneval, Conrad Alexandre]. Philadelphia. 
Memorial to Congress. D'Estaing's aid to 
Georgia; provisions for the fleet. Contemporary 
copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of Chas. Thomson. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1779, May 10. 32, 248 

1779 Morgan, George. Princeton [New Jersey]. To [George 

^^Y ^ Washington, Middlebrook]. Audience with Dela- 

ware Chiefs. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
May 14. C. C. 162, 7, 335 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

^^^ ^^ War, Philadelphia]. Return and commissions 

for 9th Virginia regiment. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

A. IV, pt. n, 25 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To John Jay [Phila- 

^^^^^ delphia]. Condition of affairs; the currency. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. P. I, pt. II, 381 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 317 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. Wil- 

May 10 Ham Maxwell, Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Re- 

monstrance of the Jersey officers; pay of soldiers, 
(yontemporar}' copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1779, May 11. 

C. C. 162, 7, 329 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1891. 7,448, 
note. 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

May 10 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. L. S. of John Jay. 2 pp. 
Answered May 14.* 93, 113 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

May 10 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Letter of 

Minister of Fi-ance [Gerard de Rayneval] to Con- 
gress; direction of military operations. A. L. S. 
of John Jay. 1 p. 32, 246 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

May 10 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Ti-ansmit- 

ting resolves. L. S. of John Jay. 2 pp. 

93, 131 

1779 Continental Congress, Kesolve. Memorial of the Minister 

May 10 of France. A. D. S. of Charles-Thomson. 1 p. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1779, May 10. 32, 250 

1779 Continental Congress, Kesolves. Thanks of Congress to 

May 10 Col. [Goose] Van Schaick and officers and soldiers; 

conduct of commissioners to arrange a cartel; re- 
port to be transmitted American prisoners. Con- 
temporaiy copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 
1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington 1779, May 10. 93, 133 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

May 10 [Middlebrook]. Trouble in Col. [Thomas] Proc- 

tors regiment; drums and colors; supplies. A. 
L. S. of Richard Peters. 3 pp. Answered May 
14.* 93, 129 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

May 10 [Middlebrook], Transmitting commissions. A. 

L. S. of Peter Scull. 1 p. 32, 237 

1779 Armstrong, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

May 10 ton [Middlebrook]. The situation, military and 



320 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

[1779] [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Maj. Gren. 

[May 13] John Sullivan, Millstone, Pennsylvania]. Ren- 

dezvous of troops. [Extract of letter.] Trans- 
cript. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 5, 539 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Brig. Gen. [William] 

May 13 Moultrie to command Southern army. Contem- 

porary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washii^- 
ton, 1779, May 15. 93, U7 

1779 Ford, Benjamin. Shrewsbury [South Carolina]. To 

May 13 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Intelli- 

gence from Charleston. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, May 16. C. C. 152, 7, 369 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

May 14 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Position of troops; 

visit of the Delaware chiefs. Draft, 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Read in 
Congress May 17. Referred to Committee on 
Indian Affairs. A. IV, pt. II, 39 

Committee: Duane, Armstrong, Burke, Laurens and Sherman. 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the Board of 

^^^ ^^ War [Philadelphia]. Lt. Col. [Benjamin] Flow- 

ers' claim to advancement in the artillery; ap- 
pointment of various officers. Draft. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt n, 41 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

May 14 [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill, New York]. 

Ordering regiments of Poor's brigade to Easton. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHenr3\ Enclosed in Washington tc 
the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 21. 

C. C. IM, 7, 61t 

1779 Board of War. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

May 14 Middlebrook. Commission for Lt. Col. [Adam 

Hubley. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 ' 
Answered May 18.* 9S, L 

1779 Hamilton, Alexander. [Middlebrook.] To [Brig. Gu 

May 14 Lachlan Mcintosh, Middlebrook]. Inquiry i: 

his conduct. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 



CORBESPONDENCE OP GEOAGE WASHINGTON 339 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

June 23 [New Windsor]. Transmitting commission. 

A. L. S. of Peter Scull. 1 p.. 93, 235 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 24 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Trans- 

mitting resolves. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 
Answered July 1.* 93, 237 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To the Board of 

June 25 War [Philadelphia] Arrangement, promotions 

and disputes of rank of officers. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt. II, 139 

1779 Armstrong, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

JuNB 26 ton [New Windsor]. Expectation of return of 

Comte D'Estaing; finances and the depreciation; 
foreign affairs; the fisheries; half-pay; report of 
victory near Charleston; British inability to raise 
troops; land transfer. A. L. S. 5 pp. 33, 214 

1779 Gates, Horatio. Providence [Rhode Island]. To George 

June 25 Washington [New Windsor]. Sailing of a Brit- 

ish fleet from Newport. 

• 

Topham, John. Little Compton [Rhode Island]. To 
[Brig.] Gen. [Ezekiel] Cornell [Tiverton, Rhode 
Island]. Sailing of British fleet from Newport. 

Greene, C[hristopher]. East Greenwich [Rhode Island]. 
To Maj. Gen. Gates. Sailing of above fleet. 
Contemporary copies. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1779, June 1. 

C. C. 162, 7, 443 

1779 Sullivan, John. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

June 25 Washington, [New Windsor]. Spoiled supplies; 

lack of troops. Transcript. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 
15. C. C. 169, 6, 70 

1779 Clinton, James. Conojaharie Creek [New York]. To 

Ji'NE 26 [Georgfe Washington, New Windsor]. Forward- 

ing of batteaux and provisions. [Extract of let- 
ter.] Tmnscript. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169, 6, 63 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [the President 

June 27 of Congress, Philadelphia]. IneflSciency of the 



320 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 



[1779] [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Maj. Gen. 

[May 13] John Sullivan, Millstone, Pennsylvania]. Ren- 

dezvous of troops. [Extract of letter.] Trans- 
cript. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 5, 539 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Brig. Gen. [William] 

May 13 Moultrie to command Southern army. Contem- 

porary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1779, May 15. 93, 147 

j 1779 Ford, Benjamin. Shrewsbury [South Carolina]. To 

May 13 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Intelli- 

gence from Charleston. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, May 16. C. C. 152, 7, 369 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

May 14 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Position of troops; 

visit of the Delaware chiefs. Draft, 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Read in 
Congress May 17. Referred to Committee on 
Indian Affairs. ' A. IV, pt. II, 39 

Committee: Duane, Armstrong, Burke, Laurens and Sherman. 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the Board of 

May 14 ^^^ [Philadelphia]. Lt. Col. [Benjamin] Flow- 

ers' claim to advancement in the artillery; ap- 
pointment of various officers. Draft. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt. II, 41 

i 1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

May 14 [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill, New York]. 

I Ordering regiments of Poor's brigade to Easton. 

' Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. Enclosed in Washington to 

i the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 21. 

! C. C. 152, 7, 619 

1779 Board of War. Philadelphia. To George Washington, 

May 14 Middlebrook. Commission for Lt. Col. [AdamJ 

Hubley. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. 
Answered Mav 18.* 93, 140 

1779 Hamilton, Alexander. [Middlebrook.] To [Brig. Gen. 

i May 14 Lachlan Mcintosh, Middlebrook]. Inquiry into 

his conduct. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 321 

handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1779, May 16. C. C. 152, 7, 361 

1779 Henry, Patrick. Williamsburgh. Proclamation. Militia 

May 14 to be held in readiness. Contemporary copy. 

In handwriting of John Jay. Enclosed in Pr|8i- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1779, May 22. 

32, 406 

1779 Mcintosh, Lachlan. [Middlebrook.] To [George] Wash- 

May 14 ington [Middlebrook]. Requesting an inquiry 

of his conduct; Col. George Morgan and the 
Delaware chiefs. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of 
Congress, 1779, May 16. C. C. 152, 7, 349 

1779 Mcintosh, Lachlan. [Middlebrook.] To [Lt. Col. Alex- 

May 14 ander Hamilton, Middlebrook]. Investigation of 

affairs in the Western Department. Contempo- 
rary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. Enclosed In Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1779, May 16. 

C. C. 152, 7, 366 

[1779] Morgan, George. His conduct in the Western Depart- 

[May 14?] ment. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwrit- 

ing of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
May 16. C. C. 152, 7, 353 

1779 Pennsylvania, Council. Resolve. Recommending Lt. Col. 

May 14 Adam Hubley to the Board of War. A. D. S. of 

Timothy Matlack, marked ''(copy)" 1 p. En- 
closed in Board of War to Washington, 1779, 
May U. 93, 142 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^Iay 15 [George] Washington [Middlebrook], Maj. Gen. 

[Benjamin] Lincoln's retirement from South; let- 
ter of Gov. [Thomas] Johnston. L. S. of John 
Jay. 2 pp. Answered May 17.* 93, 143 

1779 [Cheever, Ezekiel.] [Springfield, Massachusetts.] To [the 

May 15 Board of War, Philadelphia], Order for sup- 

plies from [Brig.] Gen. [James] Clinton. Extract 
in handwriting of Richard Peters. Enclosed in 
Board of War to Washington, 1778, May 25. 
Answered June 9.* 93, 147 

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322 LIBBABT OF CONGBESS 



1779 Buane, James. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

May 15 Middlebrook], Coalescence of certain New York 

J regiments. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered May 26.* 

32,329 

1779 Irvine, Williajn. Philadelphia. To the President of Con- 

May 15 gress [Philadelphia]. Claim to i*ank. Contempo- 

• rary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Board of War to 

Washington, 1770, May 17. Miscel. 

1779 [LawBon, Robert.] Smithfield [Virginia]. To Gov. [Pat- 

M-^Y 15 rick Henry, Williamsburgh]. British outrages 

in Virginia. [Extracts of two letters.] In hand- 
writing of John Jay. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1779, May 22. 32, 406 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

May 16 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Case of Brig. Gren. 

[Lachlan] Mcintosh; news from the South. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James Mc- 
Henr}\ Read in Congress May 17. 

A. rv, pt. n, 46 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President # 

May 17 of Congress, Philadelphia]. British expedition 

from New York; Convention troops. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. IV, pt. II, 47 

Printed: Writings of Washington (FoM) N.Y. 1890. 7,462. 

1779 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To [the President 

May 17 of Congress, Philadelphia]. [Maj.] Gen. [Hora- 

tio] Gates's need of money to pay troops. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har- 
rison. Referred to Board of Treasury. 

A. IV, pt. n, 49 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Assistants and clerks to 

May 17 the Adjutant-General. Contemporary copy, at- 

tested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1779, May 
19. 93, 151 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Indian affairs. Contem- 

May 17 porary copj , attested by Charles Thomson. 1 

p. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1779, May 19. 93, 153 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington, 

May 17 Middlebrook. Brig. Gen. [William] Irvine's 

claim to rank. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 323 

Answered May 29. Endorsed as referred to 
Board of Genl. OflScers July 4, 1780. Miscel 

1779 Duane, James. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

May 17 Middlebrook]. Exchange of citizens. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered May 26.^' 32, 327 

1779 Mason, Thompson. Leesburg [Virginia]. To the Presi- 

May 17 dent of Congress [Philadelphia]. Descent of 

British on Portsniouth. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. In handwriting of Peter Scull. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1779, 
May 22. 32, 402 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

May 18 War, Philadelphia]. Promotion of Major 

[Thomas] Forrest; rank in the artillery; other 
promotions. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. A. IV, 'pt. II, 51 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [John Arm- 

Mat 18 strong, Philadelphia]. Distresses of the present; 

conditions; need of exertion. Auto, draft signed. 
4 pp. P. I, pt. II, 387 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 454. 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Brig. Gen. [Lachlan] Mc- 

May 18 Intosh ordered south. Contemporary copy, at- 

tested b}^ Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1779, May 
19. 93, 152 

Continental Congress, Provision Committee. Extracts from 
letters and estimates to the Commissary General 
on the subject of supplies for the French. A. D. 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. 4 pp. 91, 243 

Treasury Board. Philadelphia. To George Washington, 
Middlebrook. Resignation of army paymasters 
before settling accounts. L. S. of James Duane. 
Answered June 9.* 94, 350 

Barnet, Ichabod B. Examination of [James] Hallett's ac- 
tions in New York, 

Brown, John. Report respecting Hallett. A. D. S. of 
Elias Boudinot. 1 p. Enclosed in Board of 
War to Washington, 1779, Aug. 31. 93, 335 

Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 
thanael] Greene. Wagons, tents, etc., for the 
Western P^xpedition. [Extract of letter.] Tran- 
script. C. C. 169, 5, 507 



1779 


May 18-22 


1779 


May 18 


1779 


May 18 


May 18 


1779 


May 19 



324 UBEABT OF CONGRESS 

[1779] Waakiiista, George. Middlebrook. ToObj.Gen. Jolm 

OiArl9} Sulli\'aiu Easton. Pennsylvmnim]. Orendls mod 

shirt4!^ [Extract of letter.] Transcript. En- 
closed in Washington to the Pretsident of Con- 
gresss, 1771*, Aug. 15. C. C. 109, 5, 523 

1779 Oontiiimtal Congreis, President. PhiUdelphim. To 

M-^T 1^ [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Transmit- 

ting resolre. L. S. of John Jay. 1 p. An- 
swered May :*5.* 9S, 156 

1779 Continental Coagreas, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^1^ [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. [Brig.] 

Gen. [Lachlan] Mcintosh's complaints; transmit- 
ting resolves- L. S. of John Jay. i pp. An- 
swered May 25.* 98, 119 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

>LiT 19 • [Middlebrook]. Conmiissions for 9th Virginia 

regiment: promotions in t^^th Connecticut. A. 
L. >. of Peter Scull. 1 p. 9S, 15* 

1779 [daibonie, Richard.] [ELsthertown^ Pennsylvania.] To 

^^^ 1^ [B'^iff- Gen. Edward Hand. Wyoming]. Supplies 

and boatmen. [Extract of letter.] Transcript. 
Enclosed in Wa>hington to the President of Con- 
gress. 177V». Aug. 15. C. C. 109, 5, 541 

1779 Claiborne, K[ichard]. Esthertown [Pennsylvania]. To 

^^-^^ ^^ [Maj. Ge!i. John Sullivan. Easton. Pennsylvania]. 

Provisions and lx)ats for the Indian E3ipedition; 
movement of troops, etc. Contemporary copy. 
'2 pp. In handwriting of Charles Morse. 'Trans- 
mitted to Washington. 9S. :25S 

1779 Waihington, George. Middlebrook. To the [Elxecutive] 

May 3"i Council of Pennsylvania [Philadelphia]. Inde- 

pendent companies for the Western Expedition. 
[Extract of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 15. C. C. 199. 5, 5:21 

1779 Johnson. Thomas. Annapolis. To [the Maryland dele- 

M.%Y 2* i^tes in Congiess, Philadelphia]. British in Vir- 

ginia: assistance for Maryland. A. L. S. :? pp. 
Enclosed in Maryland delegates to Washington, 
177i\ Mav 23. 91, i07 

[1779] [Pnrviance, Samuel.] [Baltimore.] To 1 Prepn- 

[Mav 20] ration^ for defense of Baltimore and Annapolis. 

Contemporary exti-act of letter. 1 p. Enclo^ in 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 325 

Maryland delegates to Congress to Washington, 
1779, May 23. 92, 209 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

May 21 [Middle brook]. Commissions and various arrange- 

ment of matters among the Pennsylvania troops. 
A. L. S. of Peter Scull. 2 pp. 94, 117 

1779 Jndd, William. Beading [Pennsylvania]. To the Board 

May 21 of War [Philadelphia]. Petition respecting his 

rank in the Army. A. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed 
in Board of War to Washington, 1779, June 18. 

93, 223 

[1779] Pennsylvania, Officers of the Line. Omissions in arrange- 

[May 21] ment. A. D. S. of Peter Scull. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Board of War to Washington, 1779, May 21. 

94, 119 

1779 [Schuyler, Philip John.] [Saratoga.] To [George Wash- 

^^^Y 21 ington,' Middlebrook]. Intelligence from Canada. 

[Extract of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 24 

1779 [Sullivan, John.] Easton [Pennsylvania]. To [George 

May 21 Washington, Middlebrook]. Delays in forward- 

ing clothing. [Extract of letter.] Transcript. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 5, 524 

1779 [Van Schaick, Goose.] [Saratoga.] To [Brig. Gen. James 

May 21 Clinton, Albany]. Intelligence from Oswego. 

[Extract of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 25 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

May 22 War, Philadelphia]. Dispute of rank between 

Brig. Gens. [William] Irvine and [Edward] Hand; 
far reaching consequences; minor matters of com- 
missions. 6 pp. In handwriting of Robert Han- 
son Harrison. A. IV, pt. II, 55 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the Board of War 

May 22 [Philadelphia]. Orders to Col. [Theodorick] 

Bland and Lt. Col. [William] Washington to join 
the Southern army. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of James McHenry. A. IV, pt. II, 61 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Pbiladelphia. To 

^^^^^^ [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Enemy's 



326 LIBRABY OP CONGRESS 

operations in Virginia. L. S. of John Jay. 2 pp. 
Answered May 25.* 32, 400 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Rank of exchanged officers. 

May 22 Broadside. Printed by Claypoole. Enclosed in 

President of Congress to Washington, 1779, May 
25. 98, 167 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Exchange of loyalists for 

May 22 citizen prisoners. Contemporary copy, attested 

by Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1779, May 25. 

93, 168 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To Gov. [William] Liv- 

May 22 ingston and Caleb Camp [Trenton ?]. State of the 

New Jersey troops; numbers, deficiency etc. Con- 
temporary copy. 4 pp. In handwriting of Tim- 
othy Pickering, jr. Enclosed in Board of War to 
Washington, 1779, May 27. 93, 173 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

^^^ ^^ War, Philadelphia]. Need of shoes and overalls 

for the Western Expedition. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of A'lexander Hamilton. 

A. IV, pt. II, 63 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. [Al- 

May23 exander] McDougall [Peekskill, New York]. 

Hunting shirts and shoes for the Western Expe- 
dition. [Extract of letter.] Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Aug. 21. C. C. 152. 7, 623 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [George] Mea- 

May 23 sam [Boston]. Supply of hunting shirts. Con- 

temporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the Pres- 
ident of Congress, 1779, Aug. 21. 

C. C. 152, 7, 609 

1770 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George Washington,] 

.May 23 Middlebrook. Movement of troops; Col. [Theo- 

dorick] Bland; appointment of Capt. [Daniel?] 
Topham. A. L. S. of Richard Peters, with auto, 
signed postscript of May 24 by T[imothy] lack- 
ering, jr. 1 p. Answered May 27.* 93, 160 

1779 Maryland, Delegates to Continental Congress. Philadel- 

May 23 phia. To [George Washington, Middlebrook]. 



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CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 327 

British in Virginia ; defense of Maryland. A. L. S. 
of John Henry jr., signed also by George Plater, 
Wm. Carmichael and Dan, of St. Thomas Jenifer. 
2 pp. Answered May 25.* 92, 205 

[1779] [Sullivan, John.] [Easton, Pennsylvania.] To [George 

[May 23] Washington, Middlebrook]. The situation; want 

of wagons. [Extract of letter.] Transcript. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 59 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

^^Y 24 Qf 0)ngre88, Philadelphia]. Transmitting news- 

papers. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress May 26. 

A. IV, pt. II, 65 

1779 W[a»hington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

May 24 [John] Sullivan [Easton, Pennsylvania]. Shoes 

and overalls for the Western Expedition. Tran- 
script. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 5, 525 

[1779] [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Maj. Gen. 

[May 24] John Sullivan, Easton Pennsylvania]. Gov. 

[George] Clinton's proposed expedition against 
the Esopus Indians; the Western Expedition. 
[Extract of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 65 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Maj. Gen. 

^^^ ^'^ John Sullivan, Easton]. Wagons and powder. 

[Extract of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 16. C. C. 169, 6, 68 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

May 24 [Middlebrook]. Supply of shoes; arms and ac- 

coutrements. A. L. S. of Timothy Pickering, jr. 
4 pp. 93, 163 

[1779] [Blaine, Ephraim.] [Carlisle, Pennsj^lvania]. To [Maj. 

[May 24] Gen. John Sullivan, Easton]. Abundance of pro- 

visions; lack of boots. [Extract of letter.] Tmn- 
script. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 60 

[1779] Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

[May 25] of Congress, Philadelphia]. Predatory warfare 

of enemy; reenforcement of Southern army; de- 



328 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

signs of enemy; lack of wagons for Western 
expedition. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of , 
Alexander Hamilton. Read in Congress, May 28. 

A. IV, pt. U, 67 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1834. 6, 261. 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

^Iay25 War, Philadelphia]. Minor commissions and 

resignations. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. A. IV, pt. II, 69 

[1779] Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Marine 

[May 25] Committee, Philadelphia]. Proposition of de- 

stroying enemy's shipping in New York harbor. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. A. IV, pt. II, 71 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Maryland 

May 25 delegates to Congress, Philadelphia]. Impossi- 

bility of sending detachments to aid individual 
States. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. A. IV, pt. II, 73 

Delegates: Plater, Carmichael, J. Henry, jr., and Daniel of St. 
Thomas Jenifer. 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Virginia 

May 25 delegates to Congress, Philadelphia]. Impossi- 

bility of detaching Lee's horse for service in Vir- 
ginia; militia. Draft. 4 pp. • In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt. U, 77 

Delegates: M. Smith, R. H. Lee, Griffen and Fleming. 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

May 25 [Charles] Scott [Virginia]. Reenforcing the 

Southern army; aid to Virginia. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1779, May 28. C. C. 152, 7, 383 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

May 25 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. L. S. of John Jay. 2 pp. 93, 165 

[1779] Board of War. Estimate of clothing necessary for army. 

[May 25.] Tabular statement giving style, colors, number of 

uniforms etc. A. D. of Peter Scull. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1779, 
Mav 25. 98, 182 

1779 Board of War. [PhDadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

May 25 [Middlebrook]. Estimate of clothing for the 

army. A. L. S. of Peter Scull. 2 pp. 98, 184 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 329 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

May 25 [Middlebrook]. [Brig.] Gen. [William] Irvine's 

rank; mistakes in commissions; complaints of Col. 
[Daniel] Brodhead; Baron de Woolfen. A. L. S. 
of Richard Peters. 3 pp. Answered May 27.* 

93, 169 

[1779] Board of War. [Philadelphia.! To [Ezekiel Cheever, 

May 25 Springfield, Mass.]. Authority of order [of May 

15]; compliance. Extract in handwriting of 
John Clark jr. 

May 25 Board of War. To George Washington, Middlebrook. 

Transmitting above extract; decision of the 
Board. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. Answered 
June 9.* 93, U7 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

May 26 of Congress, Philadelphia]. News from Charles- 

ton [South Carolina]. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of James McHenry. Read in Congress, 
May 28. A. IV, pt. II, 81 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

May 26 War, Philadelphia]. Promotion of Capt. Call of 

Bland's dragoons. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. A. IV, pt. II, 83 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [James Duane, 

May 26 Philadelphia]. Coalescing of New York regi- 

ments; confusion that would be caused thereby. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham- 
ilton. A. IV, pt. II, 85 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Purchase of horses for 

May 26 Baylor's dragoons. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Richard Peters. Enclosed in 
Board of War to Wa.shington, 1779, May 27. 

93, 177 

1779 Marine Committee. Philadelphia. To [GeorgeJ Washing- 

May 26 ton [Middlebrook]. Inability of Navy to cooper- 

ate. L. S. of Samuel Adams. 2 pp. 92, 211 

[1779] [Sullivan, John.] [Easton, Pennsylvania.] To [George 

[May 26] Washington, Middlebrook]. Wagons and pow- 

der. [Extract of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 59 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the Board of 

May 27 War [Philadelphia]. Wagons; arms for the west- 



330 LIBBARY OF CONGRESS 

em expedition and officers; shoes and overaUs; 
officers' clothing. Draft. 3 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Kobert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt. II, 90 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington, 

^^AY 27 Middlebrook. State quotas of troops. A. L. S. 

of Richard Peters. 1 p. Answered June 9.* 

93, 171 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington, 

^^^Y 27 Middlebrook. Purchase of horses for Baylor's 

regiment; station for unmounted men. A. L. S. 
of Richard Peters. 2 pp. Answered ,June 9.* 

93, 175 

1779 Bnmet, William. Philadelphia. Certificate of Dr. Isaac 

^^^^^ Foster's management of Eastern Department, 

Continental Hospital. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Medical Committee to Washington, 1779, Nov. 
15. 92, 317 

[1779] Cnyler, Jacob. Albany. To [Maj. Gen. Philip John 

[May 27] Schuyler, Albany] Provision supplies. Tran- 

script. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 487 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Maj. Gen. 

May 28 John Sullivan, Easton, Pennsylvania]. Defi- 

ciency of supplies; troops. [Extract of letter.] 
Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169,5,531 

1779 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George Washington, Mid- 

May 28 dlebrook]. Supplies at Fort Schuyler; routes of 

march. [Extract of letter.] Transcript. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 5, 514 

1779 Foster, Isaac. Philadelphia. To the Medical Committee 

May 28 of Congress [Philadelphia]. Memorial of the 

selectmen of Danburv: foundation of the com- 
plaints; conditions at Danbury. A. L. S. 4 pp. 
Enclosed in Medical Committee to Washington, 
1779, Nov. 15. 98, 315 

1779 Ryan, M[ichael]. [Middlebrook?] To the Board of War 

May 28 [Philadelphia], His rank in the army. A. L. S. 

Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1779, 
May 29. 93, 180 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 331 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the President 

May 29 of Congress, Philadelphia], Acknowledging let- 

ter. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. A. IV, pt. II, 87 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

May 29 Middlebrook. Inspectorship for Major [Michael] 

Ryan. A. L. S. of Timothy Pickering, jr. 1 p. 
Answered June 9.^' 93, 178 

1779 - Continental Army, Board of General Officers. Middle- 

May 29 brook. Proceedings on Major [Joseph] Prowell's 

claim to his majority. Contemporary copy. 2 
pp. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress 1779, 
June 3. C. C. 152, 7, 397 

1779 [McDongaU, Alexander.] [Peekskill, New York.] To 

^^^29- [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Intelli- 

gence of British advance up the Hudson [Ex- 
tracts of letters.] In handwriting of Richard Kid- 
der Meade. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1779, June 3. 

C. C. 152, 7, 405 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. [Middlebrook.] To the Board of War 

^AY 29 [Philadelphia]. Recommending Maj. [Michael] 

Ryan. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Board of 
War to Washington, 1779, May 29. 93, 181 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [the Board of 

May 30 War, Philadelphia]. Commissions for officers in 

the Maryland line; Lt. Col. [Adam] Hubley's 
right to command; other promotions. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har- 
rison. A. IV, pt. II, 93 

1779 Thompson, William. Carlisle [Pennsylvania]. To Peter 

May 30 Scull, Philadelphia. Mistake in exchange. A. 

L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Board of War to Wash- 
ington, 1779, June 12. 93, 270 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To Maj. (ien. 

^^^^ ^^ [John] Sullivan [Eastou, Pennsylvania]. Instruc- 

tions for guidance of Western Expedition. 
Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169, 5, 532 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 4G0. 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. 

^^^ ^^ John Sullivan, Easton, Pennsylvania]. Clothing 



332 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

and shoes for the Western Expedition. [Extract 
of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169, 5, 527 

1779 Bland, Theodorick. Charlottesville [Virginia]. To the 

^^^^^ Board of War [Philadelphia]. Application of 

convention officers to go into New York. A. L. 
S. 1 p. Enclosed in Board of War to Wash- 
ington 1779, June 8. 93, 221 

1779 [Clark, Jonathan] [Paramus, New Jersey] To [George 

May 81- Washington, Middlebrook]. British advance up 

the Hudson. [Extract of letter.] In hand- 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
June 3. C. C. 152, 7, 405 

1779 [Sullivan, John.] [Easton, Pennsylvania]. To [George 

• May 31 Washington, Middlebrook]. Col. [EphraimJ 

Blaine's letter. [Extract of letter.] Transcript. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 60 

[1779] Anonymous. Report of repulse of British at Charleston 

[May?] [South Carolina]. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1779, June 7. 93, 204 

[1779] Pennsylvania, Captains of the Line. To [George] Wash- 

[May?] ington [Middlebrook]. Memorial; majority of 

Capt. Joseph Prowell; promotions, seniority, etc. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, June 3. 

C. C. 152, 7, 393 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the Board of 

Jlne 1 War [Philadelphia]. Arrangement of New Hamp- 

shire officers; clothing for Pennsylvania troops; 
repairs to shoes. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. A. IV, pt. II, 95 

1779 Washington, George. M iddlebrook. To the Marine Com- 

JuNE 1 mittee [Philadelphia]. Recommending Maj. 

[William] Blodget. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. IV, pt. II, 99 

1779 Blaine, Ephraim. Philadelphia. To [Col.] Jeremiah Wads- 

J iJ NK 1 worth [Middlebrook]. Beef supply for the West- 



COEBESPONDENCE OF GEOAOE WASHINGTON 339 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Junb23 [New Windsor]. Transmitting commission. 

A. L. S. of Peter Scull. 1 p., 93, 235 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Juxb24 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Trans- 

mitting resolves. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 
Answered July 1.* 93, 237 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To the Board of 

June 25 War [Philadelphia] Arrangement, promotions 

and disputes of rank of officers. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt. II, 139 

1779 Armstrong, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

JuNB 25 ton [New Windsor]. Expectation of return of 

Comte D'Estaing; finances and the depreciation; 
foreign affairs; the fisheries; half -pay; report of 
victory near Charleston; British inability to raise 
troops; land transfer. A. L. S. 6 pp. 33, 214 

1779 Gates, Horatio. Providence [Rhode Island]. To George 

June 25 Washington [New Windsor]. Sailing of a Brit- 

ish fleet from Newport. 

Topham, John. Little Compton [Rhode Island]. To 
[Brig.] Gen. [Ezekiel] Cornell [Tiverton, Rhode 
Island]. Sailing of British fleet from Newport. 

Ghreene, C[hristopher]. East Greenwich [Rhode Island]. 
To Maj. Gen. Gates. Sailing of above fleet. 
Contemporary copies. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1779, June 1. 

C. C. 152, 7, 443 

1779 Sullivan, John. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

June 25 Washington, [New Windsor]. Spoiled supplies; 

lack of troops. Transcript. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 
15. C. C. 169, 6, 70 

1779 Clinton, James. Conojaharie Creek [New York]. To 

June 26 [Georgfe Washington, New Windsor]. Forward- 

ing of batteaux and provisions. [Extract of let- 
ter.] Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169, 6, 63 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [the President 

June 27 of Congress, Philadelphia]. IneflSciency of the 



334 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

son. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1779, June 4. 93, 194 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Junes [Middlebrook]. Term of enlistment and minor 

matters. A. L. S. of Peter Scull. 3 pp. 
Answered June 9.* 93, 188 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook]. To [Maj. Gen. 

June 4 John Sullivan, Easton, Pennsylvania]. Terms 

with Indians. [Extract of letter.] Transcript. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 5, 643 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 4 [George] Washington [en route to the Highlands]. 

Transmitting resolves; victory at Charleston; 
report of cartel commissioners. A. L. S. of John 
Jay. 1 p. Answered June 11.* 93, 192 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

JuN® ^ [Middlebrook]. Arrangement of the New Hamp- 

shire Line, mistakes etc. A. L. S. of Peter 
Scull. 2 pp. Answered June 9.* 93, 190 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 5 [(Jeorge] Washington [Middlebrook]. Receipt 

of letters. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered June 11.* 

93, 197 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. Rank of Col. [Lewis] 

^^^^^ Dubois; Maj. [Joseph] Prowell's commission and 

rank of Pennsylvania oflScers. Contemporary 
copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington 
1779, June 7. 93, 203 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

"^^^^ ^ Middlebrook. Transmitting commissions for the 

Maryland Line. A. L. S. of Peter Scull. 1 p. 
Answered June 9.* 93, 195 

1779 Phillips, W[illiamJ. Charlottesville [Virginia]. To the 

June 5 President of Congress [Philadelphia]. Exchange 

of Capt. [William] Featherstone. In hand> 
writing of Timothy Pickering, jr. 93, 230 

1779 Washington, George. Ringwood Iron Works [New Jer- 

JuN=6 8ey]. To [the President of Congress, Philadel- 

phia]. Enemy's works at Stony Point and cap- ' 
ture of Fort Lafaj-ette; maneuvers in the river. 



C0BBE8P0NDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 335 

Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Robert Han- 
son Harrison. Read in Congress June 10. 

A. IV, pt. II, 107 

^ Printed: Writings of Waahington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 465. 

1779 Washington, George. Ringwood. To [the Board of 

June 6 War, Philadelphia]. Promotions in the artillery. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. A. IV, pt. II, 113 

1779 Hand, Edward. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To Maj. 

Ju^B^ Gen. [John] Sullivan [Easton, Pennsylvania]. 

Movement of troops. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Charles Morse. Transmitted 
to Washington. * 93, 255 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 7 [George] Washington [Smith's Clove, New 

York], Transmitting resolves and other papers. 
Letter-book copy. C. C. 14, 126 

1779 Fallon, James. Philadelphia. Order to Dr. Jacob 

June 7 Ehrenseller to appear before Investigating Com- 

mittee. Contemporary copy. Enclosed in Pres- 
ident of Congress to Washington 1779, July 20. 

93, 272 

1779 Washington, George. Smith's Clove. To the Board of 

June 9 War. [Philadelphia.] Minor military matters; 

promotions, enlistments, bounties. Draft. 7 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison and 
Alexander Hamilton. A. IV, pt. II, 115 

1779 Washington, George. Smith's Clove. To the Board of 

June 9 Treasury [Philadelphia]. Officers leaving the 

service without settling their accounts. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt. II, 123 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Col. [William] 

June 9 Malcolm, near Deans Furnace, [New Jerse}^]. Dis- 

banding the militia. L. S. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. Transmitted to 
Congress? C. C. 152, 7, 435 

[1779] Washington, George. Smith's Clove. To [Maj. Gen. John 

[June 9] Sullivan, Easton, Pennsylvania]. Cooperation 

with [Brig.] Gen. [James] Clinton. [Extract of 
letter.] Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169, 5, 543 



336 LIBBABY OF C0NGBE8S 

[1779] Washington, George. [Smith's Clove.] To Brig. Gen. 

[June 10] [James] Clinton [Albany]. Junction with [Maj.] 

Gen. [John] Sullivan. [Extract of letter.] Tran- 
script. Enclosed in Washington to the Presifient 
of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 544 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Case of Messieurs Geran- 

June 10 ger. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. En- 

closed in Board of War to Washington, 1779, 
June 11. 93, 206 

1779 Anonymous. Montreal. To [Maj. Gen. Philip John 

June 10 Schuyler, Saratoga]. Intelligence of movement 

of troops to the Indian countiy. Transcript. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 26 

1779 Washington, George. Smith's Clove. To [the President 

June 11 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Fortifications of 

enemy at Verplanks and Stony Point. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
Read in Congress, June 16. Referred to Gerry, 
Armstrong and Laurens. A. IV, pt. 11, 125 

Printed In part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 470. 
note. 

1779 Washington, George. Smith's Clove. To Michael Hille- 

JuNE 11 gas [Philadelphia].. Requesting hard money for 

secret service purposes. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt. II, 127 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

June 11 [Smith's Tavern]. Case of Messieurs Geranger. 

A. L. S. of Timothy Pickering, jr. 1 p. An- 
swered June 23.* 93, 2p7 

1779 Board of War. Philadelphia. Correction of an exchange. 

jiTXB 12 mistake. A. L. S. of Timothy Pickering, jr. 1 p. 

Answered June 23.* 93, 209 

1779 Smith, James. Philadelphia. Petition to Congress. Re- 

June12 specting his situation. A. D. 1 p. Read in 

Congress, June 14. Referred to the Commander 
in chief. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1779, June 12. 93, 218 

1779 [Sullivan, John.] [Easton, Pennsylvania.] To [George 

June 12 Washington, Smith's Clove]. Preparations to 

commence march; dela^'^s. [Extract of letter.] 
Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1779, Aug. 16. 

C. C. 169, 6, 61 



CORBESPpNDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 337 

1779 Washington, George. Smith's Clove. To [the President 

June 14 of Congress, Philadelphia]. News from South 

Carolina. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. A. IV, pt. II, 129 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

J^NE 14 [Smith's Tavern]. Transmitting intelligence. 

A. L. S. of Timothy Pickering, jr. 1 p. 93, 212 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To Lt. Col. [Anthony 

June 14 Walton] White [New Jersey]. British spies from 

New York. L. S. of Timothy Pickering, jr. 
2 pp. 93, 214 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 15 [George] Washington [Smith's Clove]. Case of 

Lt. [James] Smith. L. S. of John Hancock. 
1 p. Answered June 23.* 93, 216 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Investigation of charges 

J^^NB 15 against Dr. William Shippen, jr. A. D. S. of 

Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1779, June 30. 

93,244 

1779 Morgan, John. Philadelphia. To [the President of Con- 

JuNE 15 gress, Philadelphia]. Charging Dr. William 

Shippen, jr. with mal-practices. Contemporary 
copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1779, June 30. 93. 245 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Exchange of Capt. [Wil- 

JuNE 18 liam] Featherstone. A. D. of Chas. Thomson. 

Transmitted to Washington. 93, 230 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

June 18 [Smith's Clove]. Exchange of Capt. [William] 

Featherstone and other minor matters. A. L. S. 
of Peter Scull. 2 pp. Answered June 25.* 

93, 219 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

June 19 [Smith's Clove]. Transmitting sets of Journals 

of Congress. A. L. S. of Peter Scull. 1 p. 
Answered June 25.* 93, 225 

Memo, of above vols. 1 p. 93, 227. 

[1779] [Clinton, James.] [Conojaharie Creek, New York.] To 

[June 19] [George] Washington [Smith's Clove]. Intelli- 

gence from Buck Island. [Extract of letter.] 
Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 28 

28632—06 ^22 



338 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Ehrenseller, J[acob]. Philadelphia. Certificate of collusion 

June 19 between Doctors James Fallon and William Ship- 

pen, jr. Contempomry copy. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1779, July 20. 

93, 272 

1779 Washington, George. Smith's Clove. To [the Board of 

June 21 War Philadelphia]. The military situation and 

minor matters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. A. IV, pt. H, 131 

[1779] [Washington, George.] [Smiths Clove]. To [Maj. Gen. 

[June 21] John Sullivan, Easton, Pennsj^lvania]. New York 

militia for the Western Expedition. [Extiuct of 
letter.] Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169, 6, 69 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 20 [George] Washington [Smith's Clove]. Transmit- 

ting papers. L. S. of John Jay. 2 pp. An- 
swered June 28. 93, 228 

[1779] Harrison, Robert H[anson]. [Smith's Clove.] To the 

June [21] Board of War [Philadelphia]. Arrangement of 

oflicers in the New Hampshire lin^. Auto, draft 
signed. 1 p. A. IV, pt. II, 133 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. Pay of brigade inspectors; 

June 22 gratuity to privates enlisted for the war. Con- 

temporary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 
1 p. Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 
1779, July 28. 93, 232 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Plundering of inhabitant^i. 

June 22 Contemporary copy, attested by Charles Thom- 

son. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1779, June 24. Published in Genl. 
Orders, July 1. 93, 239 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor [New York]. To 

June 23 [the President of Congress, Philadelphia], Re- 

moval of headquarters; enemy's news from South. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamil- 
ton. Read in Congress, June 28. Referred to 
Hoard of War. A. IV, pt. II, 135 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To the Board of War. 

June 23 [Philadelphia]. Arrangement and promotions of 

officers. Dmft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. A. IV, pt. II, 137 



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1779 

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1779 
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1779 
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June 27 



Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 
[New Windsor], Transmitting commission. 
A. L. S. of Peter Scull. 1 p.. 93. 236 

Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 
[George] Washington [New Windsor]. Trans- 
mitting resolves. L. S. of John Hancock. 1 p. 
Answered July 1.* 93, 237 

Washington, George. New Windsor. To the Board of 
War [Philadelphia] Arrangement, promotions 
and disputes of rank of officers. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt. II, 139 

Armstrong, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 
ton [New Windsor]. Expectation of return of 
Comte D'Estaing; finances and the depreciation; 
foreign affairs; the fisheries; half-pay; report of 
victory near Charleston; British inability to raise 
troops; land transfer. A. L. S. 5 pp. 33, 214 

Gates, Horatio. Providence [Rhode Island]. To George 
Washington [New Windsor]. Sailing of a Brit- 
ish fleet from Newport. 

• 

Topham, John. Little Compton [Rhode Island]. To 
[Brig.] Gen. [EzekielJ Cornell [Tiverton, Rhode 
Island]. Sailing of British fleet from Newport. 

Greene, C[hristopher]. East Greenwich [Rhode Island]. 
To Maj. Gen. Gates. Sailing of above fleet 
Contemporary copies. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1779, June 1. 

C. C. 162, 7, 443 

Sullivan, John. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 
Washington, [New Windsor]. Spoiled supplies; 
lack of troops. Transcript. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 
15. C. C. 169, 6, 70 

Clinton, James. Conojaharie Creek [New York]. To 
[Georgfe Washington, New Windsor]. Forward- 
ing of batteaux and provisions. [Extract of let- 
ter.] Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169, 6, 63 

Washington, George. New Windsor. To [the President 
of Congress, Philadelphia]. Inefficiency of the 



340 LIBRABy OF CONGRESS 

Clothier General's department; situation of the 
sixteen additional regiments; officers; supply of 
rum and minor military matters. Draft. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Read in 
Congress July 6. Referred to Committee of 
Conference. A. IV, pt. II, 143 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7,471. 

1779 Washing^n, George. New Windsor. To [Brig.] Gen. 

June 27 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Transportation of 

stores; rapidity and secrecy of movement. [Ex- 
tract of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 
15. C. C. 169, 5, 545 

1779 [Sullivan, John.] Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To [George 

June 27 Washington, New Windsor], Spoiling of pro- 

visions; need of clothing. [Extract of letter.] 
Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to the Pres- 
ident of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169, 5, 527 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Gov. George 

June 28 Clinton, Poughkeepsie, New York]. New York 

troops for the Western expedition. Transcript. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 71 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Filling of State battalion. 

June 28 Contemporary copy, attested by Charles Thom- 

son. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1779, June 30. 93, 243 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. Filling of State regiment 

June 28 vacancies in the Continental Line. Contemporary 

copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1779, June 30. 93, 243 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

June 28 [New Windsor]. Transmitting resolves. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered July 22.* 93, 233 

1779 [Sullivan, John .] [Wyoming, Pennsylvania.] To [George 

June 29 Washington, New Windsor]. Boats and stores; 

New York troops; strength of expedition. [Ex- 
tract of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 
15. C. C. 169, 6, 72 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To the President 

June 30 of Congress, Philadelphia. Col. [Daniel] Mor- 



C0BBE8P0NDENCE OP GEOBGE WASHINGTON 341 

gan'8 resignation. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. Referred to Board of 
War. C. C. 162, 7, 431 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

JcxE 30 [George] Washington [New Windsor], Charges 

against Dr. [William] Shippen [jr]. L. S. of John 
Jay. 2 pp. Answered eJuly 9.* 93, 240 

1779 Clinton, James. Conojaharie [New York]. To [George 

JcNE 30 Washington, New Windsor]. Transportation of 

provisions. [Extract of letter.] Transcript. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 1 

1779 [Schuyler, Philip John.] [Saratoga, New York.] To [George 

June 30 Washington, New Windsor]. Intelligence from 

Canada. [Extract of letter.] Transcript. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 26 

[1779] [Washing^n, George.] [Middlebrook?] Summary of in- 

[May- telligence from [Brig.] Gen. [Edward] Hand, 

^^ •' Cols. [James] Cox, [Samuel] Patterson and 

[Charles] Stewart relative to the Indian country. 
A. D. 20 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. W 

The nineteen questions propounded by Washington to these officera, 
vj^th summaries of their replies, are arranged in parallel columns. 
The original answers to the questions are in the Force papers. 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [the President of 

July 1 Congress, Philadelphia]. Prevention of plunder- 

ing; movements of enemy; rations etc. to In- 
spectors. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
July 5. Referred to Board of War. 

A. IV, pt. II, 147 

1779 W[a8liington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JuLYl [John] Sullivan [Wyoming, Pennsylvania]. 

Transportation of stores by [Brig. J Gen. [James] 
Clinton; embarrassments; men and clothing; 
rapidity of movement. Transcript. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 16. C. C. 169, 6, 73 

Printed in part: WritingH of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 477. 

1779 Sullivan, John. Wyoming. To [George] Washington 

July 1 [New Windsor]. Intelligence of British reen- 

forcement for the Indian country. [Extract of 



342 LIBBABY OF CONGRESS 

letter.] Transcppt. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 16. 

C. C. 169, 6, 29 

1779 Hinman, John. Philadelphia. Certificate of conditions 

J^^Y 2 at general hospital at Bethlehem [Pennsylvania]. 

Affidavit of truth of above before Benjamin Pas- 
chall, July 3. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of George Bond. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1779, July 20. 

93, 27 

1779 Htibley,Adam,jr. [Sunbur}^, Pennsylvania]. ToMaj.Gen. 

July 2 [John] Sullivan [Easton, Pennsylvania]. Forward- 

ing supplies by boats; jcondition of salt beef, etc. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Peter Bryan Bruin. Transmitted to Washington. 

93, 256 

1779 Sheldon, Elisha. Salem [New Jersey]. To [Maj. Gen. 

July 3 William Heath, Mandeville, New York.] 

Skirmish at Poundridge [New York]. Contem- 
porary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Caleb 
Gibbs. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1779, July 9. C. C. 162, 7, 627 

1779 Wadsworth, Jeremiah. New Windsor. To [George Wash- 

July3 ington? New Windsor]. Beef for the Western 

Expedition. Transcript. C. C. 169, 5, 507 

1779 Collier, Sir George and William Tryon. [Long Island] 

July 4 Sound. Address to Inhabitants of Connecticut 

recommending a return to British allegiance. 
Broadside. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1779, July 13. 

C. C. 162, 7, 545 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [the Executive 

July 5 Council of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia]. Press- 

ing need of men for the Western Expedition. 
[Extract of letter.] Transcript. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 15. C. C. 169,5,521 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7,479, 
note. 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

^^^^ ^ John Sullivan, Wyoming]. [Brig.] Gen. [James] 

Clinton's supplies and manoeuvres of Western 
Expedition. Transcript. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169, 6, 3 



C0BBE8P0NDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 343 

1779 Armstrong, John. Philadelphia. To [George Washing- 

JuLY 7 ton, New Windsor], Reinstatement of Maj. 

[Francis] Nichols; news from Charleston. A. L. 
S. 2 pp. 33, 233 

1779 [Schuyler, Philip John.] Albany. To [George Washing- 

JuLY 7 ton, New Windsor]. Intelligence of Indian 

preparations. [Extract of letter.] Transcript. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 30 

1779 Tmmbtill, Jonathan. Lebanon [Connecticut]. To [George 

July 7 Washington, New Windsor]. Descent of enemy 

on New Haven. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of John Trumbull ? Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 6. C. C. 162, 7, 489 

1779 Whiting, Samuel. [Near New Haven, Connecticut.] To 

July 7 Maj. Gen. [William] Tryon [New Haven]. Reply 

to his flag. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
July 13. C. C. 162, 7, 493 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [the President 

July 9 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Movements of enemy ; 

affair at Bedford [New York]; trials of Dr. [Wil- 
liam] Shippen, [jr.] and [Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] 
Arnold; recruits; news of enemy. Draft. 6 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, July 13. Referred to Mar- 
chant, Huntington and Armstrong. Committee 
discharged Nov. 13. A. IV, pt. II, 149 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1834. 6, 
285. 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 9 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Appoint- 

ment of Peter Wickoflf, clothier-general; trans- 
mitting papers. A. L. S. of John Ja3\ 1 p. 
Answered July 13.* 93, 246 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Brig.] Gen. 

July 10 [Anthony] Wayne [near Stony Point]. Suggest- 

ing plan of attempt against enemy's works. 
Contemporary copy. 5 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1779, July 20. 

C. C. 162, 7, 611 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 487. 



344 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Norwalk [Connecticut]. To 

July 10 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Ravages 

of enemy in Connecticut; skirmishes at East 
Haven and Fairfield. Contemporary copy. 3 
pp. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
July 13. C. C. 162, 7, 637 

1779 Sullivan, John. Wyoming [Pennsylvania] To [George 

July 10 Washington, New Windsor]. Failure of pro- 

vision supplies; junction with [Brig.] Gen. 
[James] Clinton. Transcript. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 
15. C. C. 169, 6, 5 

1779 Trumbull, Jonathan. Lebanon [Connecticut]. To George 

•^u^Y ^^ Washington [New Windsor]. Ravages of enemy 

in Connecticut. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1779, July 
13. C. C. 162, 7, 533 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [the Board of 

July 11 War, Philadelphia]. Cannon and carriages for 

works [at West Point]. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. IV, pt. II, 156 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Wilton [Connecticut]. To 

^^^^ ^^ [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Encoun- 

ter with British at Norwalk. Contemporary 
copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, July 13. C. C. 152, 7, 541 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. [Fort Arnold, Connecticut]. 

^^^ Return of buildings at Norwalk, destroyed by 

British. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 6. 

C. C. 152, 7, 559 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [the President 

*^^^^* ^^ of Congress, Philadelphia]. Depredations of 

enemy in Connecticut; movement of troops; pay- 
ment of bounties; lack of money. Draft. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, July 19. Referred to Morris, 
Carmichael and Whipple. A. IV, pt. U, 157 



C0BRE8P0NDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 345 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

JvlyVS [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Trans- 

mitting intelligence. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 14,148 

1779 Hand, Edward. Kelso's Ferry [Pennsylvania]. To Maj. 

July 13 Gen. [John] Sullivan [Elaston, Pennsylvania]. 

Forwarding of stores [for Indian Expedition; 
boats etc. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Peter Bryan Bruin. Transmitted to 
Washington. 93, 253 

1779 Hand, Edward. Kelso's Ferry [Pennsylvania]. To Maj. 

•"^^Y 14 (jen^ [John] Sullivan [Easton]. Forwarding stores 

[for the Indian Expedition]; transportation. 
• Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Charles Morse.^ Transmitted to Washington. 

93, 251 

[1779] Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

[July 15 J [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Receipt 

of letters; appointment of Lt. Col. Persifor Fra- 
zer, Clothier General, in place of Peter Wikoflf; 
resolves transmitted. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 14, 150 

1779 Steel, Alexander. Sunbury [Pennsylvania]. To [Maj. 

July 15 Gen. John Sullivan, Easton, Penns^^'lvania]. 

Stores [for the Indian Expedition]; flour, bread, 
cattle, packhorses. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of George Bond. Transmitted 
to Washington. 93, 249 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. [Near Stony Point.] Orders for 

July 15 assault on Stony Point. Transcript. Enclosed 

in Washington to the President of Congress, 1776, 
July 21. C. C. 169, 5, 407 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [the President 

July 16 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Announcement [of 

capture of Stony Point]. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison 

A. IV, pt. II, 161 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1834. 6, 297. 

1779 Ensh, B[enjamin]. [Philadelphia.] To Dr. John Morgan 

July 17 [Philadelphia]. Charges against Dr. William 

Shippen, jr. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Charles Morse. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1779, 
July 20. 93, 269 



348 UBRAKY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Cook, Lois. New Haven [Connecticut]. Affidavit of mur- 

JuLY 24 der of Elisha Tuthill. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 6. C. C. 162, 7, 57 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

July 25 Congress, Philadelphia]. Recommending Lt. 

Col. de Fleury. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. A. IV, pt. II, 181 

Printed: WriUngs of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1834. 6, 804. 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the Board of War, 

July 26 Philadelphia]. Repairing of clothes and shoes. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham- 
ilton. A. IV, pt. II, 183 

1779 [ComeU, Ezekiel.] [Tiverton, Rhode Island.] To [Maj. 

July 25 Gen. Horatio Gates, Providence] Reports of 

British fleet. [Extract of letter. ] In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1779, July 29. 

C. C. 162, 7, 459 

1779 [(httes, Horatio.] [Providence, Rhode Island.] To [George 

J^^^ ^ Washington, West Point]. Intelligence of ene- 

my; escape of prisoners of war from Boston. 
[Extract of letter.] In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1779, July 29. 

C. C. 162, 7, 459 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. Thanks, medals, honors 

July 26 and rewards for capture of Stony Point. Con- 

temporary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 
3 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1779, July 27. Published in Gen- 
eral Orders, Aug. 7. 93, 278 

1779 Ailing, Charles. New Haven. Affidavit of appearance of 

July 26 bodies of certain New Haven men. A. D. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Aug. 6. C. C. 162, 7, 565 

1779 Beers, Elias. New Haven. Affidavit of murder of his 

July 26 father by British. 

Beers, Isaac. Corroboration of above. Ds. S. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Aug. 6. C. C. 162, 7, 567 

1779 Collins, John. New Haven [Connecticut]. Affidavit of 

July 26 brutality of British soldiers. D. S. 2 pp. En- 



COBRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 349 

closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Aug. 6. C. C. 162, 7, 547 

1779 (hitter, Martin. New Haven. Affidavit of brutality of 

July 26 British. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington 

to the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 6. 

C. C. 152, 7, 561 

1779 [Shippen, William, jr.] [Middlebrook.] To [George Wash- 

^^'^^ ^^ ington, Middlebrook]. Memorials of physicians 

and surgeons to Congress. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Transmitted to Congress. C. C. 152, 7, 233 

1779 Townsend, Sarah. New Haven. Affidavit of brutality of 

J^'LY 26 British. D. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Washington 

to the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 6. 

C. C. 152, 7, 551 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of War 

Ji^'LY 27 [Philadelphia]. Abuses at Springfield [labora- 

tory]; Mons. Garanger and rank in the artillery. ' 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham- 
ilton. A. IV, pt. II, 185 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Col. [Theodorick] 

^^^"^^'^ Bland [Charlottesville, Virginia]. Permission 

for Convention officers to go to Canada. [Extract 
of letter]. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1779, Aug. 31. C. C. 152, 7, 719 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

"^^'^"^ 27 [George] Washington [West Point]. Success at 

Stony Point. A. L. S. of John Jay. 1 p. 
Answered Aug. 5.* 93, 276 

1779 Hughes, Samuel. Annapolis [Maryland]. To [the Board 

J^LY 27 of War,] Philadelphia. Introducing Capt. [John] 

Swan. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Board of 
War to Washington, 1779, Aug. 10. 93, 292 

1779 Daggett, Naphtali. New Haven. Affidavit of brutality 

July 28 of British soldiers. D. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in 

Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 6. C. C. 152, 7, 553 

1779 English, Abigail. [New Haven, Connecticut]. Affidavit 

July 28 of murder of Benjamin English by British. D. 

S. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1779, Aug. 6. C. C 152, 7, 549 



350 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Oatter, Christiana. New Haven. Affidavit of brutality 
.TrLY28 of British. Transcript. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 6. C. C. 169, 5, 434 

1779 Wasliiiigton, George. West Point. To [the President of 

July 29 Congress, Philadelphia]. Trials of Dr. [William] 

Shippen, [jr.] and [Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold; 
arrival of troops and Lord Cornwallis. L. S. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har- 
rison. Read in Congress, Aug. 4. 

C. C. 162, 7, 455 

The draft A. IV, pt. II, 189, is dated July 80. 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

July 29 Congress, Philadelphia]. Movements of enemy; 

lack of powder; regimental vacancies. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton and 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Aug. 3. Referred to Board of War. 

A. IV, pt. II, 187 

1779 Washington; George. West Point. To [Maj. Gen. John 

July 29 Sullivan, Wyoming, Pennsylvania]. Responsi- 

bility for failure of supplies; rapidity of move- 
ment; Col. [Daniel] Brodhead's projected expedi- 
tion against the Mingoes. Transcript. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 10 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 29 [George] Washington, [New York]. Congress; 

demand for money from the British [on account 
of prisoners]. A. L. S. of John Jay. 1 p. An- 
swered July 30. [29^M 11»17 
1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 
^^^"^ ^ [George] Washington [West Point]. Transmit- 
ting papers and resolves; James Wilkinson ap- 
pointed Clothier-General [in place of Lt. Col. 
Persifor Frazer]. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 14, 159 

1779 Board of War. Proceedings. Transferring Capt. [John] 

July 30 Wilkie's Company to the 11th Pennsylvania reg- 

iment. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 93, 287 

1779 Hopkins, D[avid]. Crompond [New York]. To Maj. 

July 30 [Thomas] Cartwrijrht [Mandeville, New York]. 

Skirmish with enemy. Contemporary copy. 2 



COKRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 351 

pp. In handwriting of James McHenry . Trans- 
mitted to Congress, 1779, Aug. ? 

C. C. 162, 7, 481 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. [Stamford? Connecticut.] To 

July 31 George Washington [West Point]. Transmitting 

depositions of British barbarity in Connecticut. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Transmitted to Congress. Read, 
Aug. 16. Referred to Committee of Intelligence. 

C. C. 162, 7, 487 

Committee: J. B. Smith, Lovell and Henry. 

1779 Powder. General return of powder on hand. Tabular 

July 31 statement of quantities and places where stored. 

1 p. Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 
1779, Sep. 3. 93, 342 

[1779] [Continental Congress, Marine Committee ?] [Philadelphia]. 

[July?] To [Benjamin Franklin? Passy]. Retaliatory 

measures against Great Britain; designs against 
London, Liverpool and elsewhere. Contempo- 
rary copy. 3 pp. C. C. 162, 7, 495 

Charles Thomson notes in C. C. 169. 5, 385, that above document was 
returned to Congress along with Washington's letter of July 13 and its 
enclasures by the committee to whom the latter had been referred, 
viz., Morris, Carmichael and Whipple. 

1779 Washington, George. To Edmund Randolph [Philadel- 

AuG. 1 phia]. Withholding of information b}'^ Congress; 

weak state of army; money. Auto, draft signed. 

2 pp. P. I, pt. II, 429 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 506, note. 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj. Gen. John 

^^^' ^ Sullivan, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania], Report 

of deserter of strength of Indians. [Extract of 
letter]. Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169, 6, 32 

1779 Hayes, Samuel. Newark [New Jersey]. To [Maj. Gen. 

Aug. 1 William Alexander], Lord Stirling [New Jereey]. 

Preparations on British fleet. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Enclosed in Washington to the Pres- 
ident of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

1779 C. C. 152, 7, 475 

Aug. 2 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Congress, Philadelphia]. Movements of enemj'. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Referred to Committee to Correspond 



350 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Gatter, Christiana. New Haven. Affidavit of brutality 
.Illy 28 of British. Transcript. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 6. C. C. 169, 5, 434 

1779 Wasliington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

July 29 Congress, Philadelphia]. Trials of Dr. [William] 

Shippen, [jr.] and [Maj,] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold; 
arrival of troops and Lord Cornwallis. L. S. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har- 
rison. Read in Congress, Aug. 4. 

C. C. 152, 7, 455 

The draft A. IV, pt. II, 189, is dated July 80. 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

July 29 Congress, Philadelphia]. Movements of enemy; 

lack of powder; regimental vacancies. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton and 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Aug. 3. Referred to Board of War. 

A. IV, pt. H, 187 

1779 Washington,' George. West Point. To [Maj. Gen. John 

J^'^y29 Sullivan, Wyoming, Pennsylvania]. Responsi- 

bility for failure of supplies; rapidity of move- 
ment; Col. [Daniel] Brodhead's projected expedi- 
tion against the Mingoes. Transcript. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 15. C. C. 169, 6, 10 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Ju^Y 29 [George] Washington, [New York]. Congress; 

demand for money from the British [on account 
of prisoners]. A. L. S. of John Jay. 1 p. An- 
swered July 30. [29'M 11,17 
1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 
'^^^^ ^ [George] Washington [West Point]. Transmit- 
ting papers and resolves; James Wilkinson ap- 
pointed Clothier-General [in place of Lt. Col. 
Persifor Frazer]. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 14, 169 

1779 Board of War. Proceedings. Transferring Capt. [John] 

July 30 Wilkie's Company to the 11th Pennsylvania reg- 

iment. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 98, 287 

1779 Hopkins, D[avid]. Crompond [New York]. To Maj, 

July 30 [Thomas] Cartwright [Mandeville, New York]. 

Skirmish with enemy. Contemporary copy, 2 



-* r ■-*'■* u^«,*<^«=^. 



COKRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 351 

pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. Trans- 
mitted to Congress, 1779, Aug. ? 

C. C. 152, 7, 481 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. [Stamford? Connecticut.] To 

July 31 George Washington [West Point]. Transmitting 

depositions of British barbarity in Connecticut. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Transmitted to Congress. Read, 
Aug. 16. Referred to Committee of Intelligence. 

C. C. 152, 7, 487 

Committee: J. B. Smith, Lovell and Henry. 

1779 Powder. General return of powder on hand. Tabular 

July 31 statement of quantities and places where stored. 

1 p. Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 
1779, Sep. 3. 98, 342 

[1779] [Continental Congress, Marine Committee ?] [Philadelphia]. 

[July?] To [Benjamin Franklin? Passy]. Retaliatory 

measures against Great Britain; designs against 
London, Liverpool and elsewhere. Contempo- 
rary copy. 3 pp. C. C. 152, 7, 495 

Charles Thomson notes in C. C. 169, 5, 385, that above document was 
returned to Congress along with Washington's letter of July 13 and its 
enclosures by the committee to whom the latter had been referred, 
viz., Morris, Carmichael and Whipple. 

1779 ' Washington, George. To Edmund Randolph [Philadel- 

AcG. 1 phia]. Withholding of information by Congress; 

weak state of army; money. Auto, draft signed. 

2 pp. P. I, pt. II, 429 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 7, 506, note. 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj. Gen. John 

'^^'^' ^ Sullivan, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania]. Report 

of deserter of strength of Indians. [Extract of 
letter]. Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 16. 

C. C. 169, 6, 32 

1779 Hayes, Samuel. Newark [New Jersey]. To [Maj. Gen. 

Aug. 1 William Alexander], Lord Stirling [New Jersey]. 

Preparations on British fleet. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Enclosed in Washington to the Pres- 
ident of Congress, 177J), Aug. 15. 

1779 C. C. 152, 7, 475 

AvQ. 2 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Congress, Philadelphia], Movements of enemy. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Referred to Committee to Correspond 



352 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

with Southern General: Laurens, Marchant and 
Holten. A. IV, pt. II, 193 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of War, 

Aug. 3 Philadelphia. Arrangement of the 11th Penn- 

sylvania regiment. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt. U, 195 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Aug. 3 [West Point]. Capt. [Archibald] Edmonstone's 

application to go into New York, A. L. S. of 
Peter Scull. 1 p. Answered Aug. 10. * 98, 281. 

[1779] Washington, George. [West Point. ] To [Maj. Gen. John 

[Aug. 4] Sullivan, near Tuscarora, New York]. Junction 

[with Brig. Gen. James Clinton]. [Extract of 
letter.] Transcript. Encloi^d in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 15. 

C. C. 169,6,63 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To the President of Con- 

^^^' ^ gress [Philadelphia]. Maj. Gen. [John] Sullivan's 

complaints and supplies sent him. A. L. S. of 
Timothy Pickering, jr. 2 pp. Marked "copy." 

93, 283 

1779 • Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

^^^' ^ Congress, Philadelphia]. Filling of vacancies 

among officers; promotions, disputes, etc.; pro- 
motion of [Capt. Joseph?] Pettingill; enemy's 
movements; encounter between French and Brit- 
ish fleets. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison and Richard Kidder 
Meade. Read in Congress, Aug. 12. Referred 
to Board of War. A. IV, pt. II, 199 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Aug. 5 Congress, Philadelphia]. Acknowledging thanks 

of Congress respecting Stony Point. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Aug. 16. A. IV, pt. II, 201 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Aug. 6 Congress, Philadelphia]. Inquiry respecting the 

Western Expedition; depredations of British in 
Connecticut. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Aug. 16. A. IV, pt. II, 203 



^TS^.TtSSkA* 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 353 

1779 Continental CongreM, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 6 [George] Washington [West Point]. Transmitting 

resolves. L. S. of John Jay. 1 p. Answered 
Aug. 16.* 93, 285 

1779 Howe, Robert. Salem [New Jersey]. To [George Wash- 

AuG. 6 ington, West Point]. Lt. Col. [Anthony Walton] 

White's raid. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Transmitted by 
Washington to the Committee of Intelligence. 

C. C. 152, 7, 477 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 7 [George] Washington [West Point]. Transmit- 

ting papers respecting military matters. Letter- 
book copy. C. C. 14, 165 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of 

Aug. 8 War [Philadelphia]. Incorporation of Spen- 

cer's, Malcom's and Foreman's regiments; ar- 
rangement of officers. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt. II, 205 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 8 [George] Washington [West Point]. Leave of 

absence for [Lt.] Col. [Charles] Simms. Letter- 
book copy. C. C. 14, 165 

1779 Continental Army, [West Point.] Board of General 

Aug. 8 Officers. Settlement of rank of Colonels of 

Artillery. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to Laurens, Spencer and Scudder, 
1779, Sep. 13. C. C. 152, 8, 13 

1779 PhiUips, W[illiam]. Charlottesville [Virginia]. To [the 

Aug. 8 President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Clothing 

for Convention troops; exchange of prisoners; 
Convention officers to go to New York. Con- 
temporary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1779, Aug. 26. 

93, 321 

1779 Clark, Abraham. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To the 

Aug. 9 [New Jersey] delegates [in Congress, Philadel- 

phia]. Case of Nathaniel Randolph. Contem- 
porary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of Timo- 
thy Pickering, jr. Enclosed in Board of War to 
Washington, 1779, Aug. 17. 98, 306 

28632--06 23 



354 LIBRAEY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of War 

Aug. 10 [Philadelphia]. Exchange of Capt. [Archibald] 

Edmonstone. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. A. IV, pt. H, 207 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [John] Armstrong 

Aug. 10 [Philadelphia]. Land in Virginia; news of Brit- 

ish disasters. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. 

P. I, pt. II, 443 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 10 [George] Washington [West Point]. Transmit- 

ting intelligence. A. L. S. of John Jay. 1 p. 
Answered Aug. 16.* 34, 26 

1779 Board of War. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

Aug. 10 [West Point], Exchange of Capt. [John] Swan. 

A. L. S. of Peter Scull. 1 p. Answered Aug. 
21.* 93, 291 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Aug. 11 Congress, Philadelphia]. Reenforcement and 

designs of enemy; militia; lack of flour and ti'ans- 
portation facilities. Draft. 5 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison and Washington. 

A. IV, pt. n, 209 

1779 Continental Congress, Philadelphia. Circular letter to the 

Aug. 14 States. British reenforcements; exertions neces- 

sary. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1779, 
Aug. 18. 93, 297 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Aug. 14 [West Point]. Exchange of hides for oflScers' 

boots. A. L. S. of Timothy Pickering, jr. 2 pp. 
Answered Aug. 26.* 93, 294 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Aug. 15 Congress, Philadelphia]. The Western Expedi- 

tion; [Maj.] Gen. [John] Sullivan's misstatements; 
supplies, force employed. Draft. 9 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton and Wash- 
ington. Referred to Atlee, Armstrong, Spencer, 
Dickinson and Mathews. A. IV, pt. II, 219 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8,8. 

1779 Sullivan, John. Tioga [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

^^^' ^^ ington [West Point]. Account of destruction of 

Chemung. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. In hand- 
writing of James McHenry. Enclosed in Wash- 



' yL';:..^UL Aafiiifc—^- ..vx. a:.*.'"*^"-?*?^* 



. CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 355 

ington to the President of Congress,1779, Aug. 27. 

C. C. 152, 7, 687 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Aug. 16 Congress, Philadelphia]. Capt. [John] Wilkie's 

Pennsylvania troops and minor military matters. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress', Aug. 16. Referred 
to Board of War. A. IV, pt. U, 216 

1779 Washing^n, George. West Point. To [the Board of War, 

^^^' ^^ Philadelphia]. Hides for shoes; Mons. Garanger's 

wish for employment. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. IV, pt. II, 217 

1779 [Washington, George. ] West Point. To John Jay [Phila- 

-A^uo. 16 delphia]. England's actions respecting Spanish 

mediation; [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne's re- 
port. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. P. I, pt. II, 447 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Pay to soldiers for deficien- 

AuQ. 16 cies of clothing. Contemporary copy, attested 

by' Charles Thomson. 1 p. Endorsed by Robert 
Hanson Harrison with memo, of 'the deficiencies. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1779, Aug. 18. Published in Genl. Orders, Aug. 
29. 93, 296 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the President of 

Aug. 17 Congress [Philadelphia]. Officers nominated for 

the Sappers and Miners; Engineer corps; expenses 
of Baron Steuben. Draft. 3 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. Read in Congress, 
Aug. 17. Referred to Board of Treasury and 
Board of War. A. IV, pt. II, 229 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1834. 6, 321 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. Recommendation to States 

Aug. 17 to provide for officers and soldiers by pensions or 

otherwise; widows. Contemporary copy, attested 
by Charles Thomson. 3 pp. * Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1779, Aug. 20. 
Published in Genl. Orders, Aug. 29. 93, 311 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia. ] To [George] Washington 

Aug. 17 [West Point]. Linen for officers; deficiency of 

clothing supplies; prospects for the winter; case 
of [Nathaniel] Randolph. A. L. S. of Richard 
Peters. 4 pp. 93, 304 



356 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Harrison, Charles. Philadelphia. To the President of 

Aug. 17 Congress [Philadelphia]. Memorial for settle- 

ment of rank. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Timothy Pickering, jr. Trans- 
mitted to Washington. 93, 308 

1779 Pierce, John, jr. [West Point.] Account of warrants paid 

Aug. 17 Baron von Steuben in 1779. A. D. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Aug. 17. C. C. 152, 7, 589 

1779 [Sullivan, John.] Tioga [New York]. General Orders: 

Aug. 17 Cloathing deficiency. [Extract.] A. D. S. of 

F[ranci8] Barber. 1 p. Enclosed in Board of 
War to Washington, 1779, Aug. 28. 93, 332 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 18 [George] Washington [West Point], Transmit- 

ting resolves. L. S. of John Jay. 1 p. An- 
swered Aug. 24.* 93, 299 

[1779] Lee, Henry, jr. [West Point?] Order of march and dis- 

[AuG. 18] position of battle for attempt on Paulus Hook. 

Contemporary copy. 11 pp. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1779, Aug. 23. 

C. C. 162, 7, 645 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Subsistence money to offi- 

Auo. 18 cers and soldiers. Contemporary copy, attested 

by Charles Thomson. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1779, Aug. 20. Pub- 
lished in Genl. Orders, Aug. 29. 93, 311 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Aug. 19 Congress, Philadelphia]. Case of Lt. Col. 

[Charles] Simms. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Sep. 3. Referred to Mathews, Marchant and 
Armstrong. Returned. A. IV, pt. II, 233 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Provision for the Commis- 

Aug. 19 sary General. Contemporary copy, attested by 

Charles Thomson. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1779, Aug. 20. Published 
in Genl. Orders, Aug. 29. 93, 311 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Medical Com- 

AuQ. 20 mittee of Congress, Philadelphia]. Question of 



• ••-<».* ■ ■ —■■ »^ 



COBRESPONDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 357 

the Inspector and Mustering departments. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

A. IV, pt. II, 235 

Committee: Laurens, Spencer and Scudder. 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 20 [George] Washington [West Point]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; resolutions under consideration. 
L. S. of John Jay. 1 p. Answered Aug. 31.* 

93, 309 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Aug. 21 Congress, Philadelphia]. [Maj.] Gen. [John] 

Sullivan's complaint as to clothing for the Western 
Expedition. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. Read in Congress Aug. 
^. Referred to Board of Treasury. 

A. IV, pt. II, 239 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of War 

Aug. 21 [Philadelphia]. Dispute between the Board and 

[Maj.] Gen. [John] Sullivan. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV,pt.n,243 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of War 

Aug. 21 [Philadelphia]. Rule for exchange of prisoners. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. A. IV, pt. U, 245 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. Treatment of Lt. Gov. 

Aug. 21 [Henry] Hamilton; favors to prisoners; Conven- 

tion troops in Virginia. Contemporary copy, 
attested by Charles Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1779, 
Aug. 26. 93, 315 

1779 Butler, Richard. Fort Montgomery [New York]. To 

Aug. 21 [George] Washington [West Point]. Public 

• money stolen by a servant. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Enclosed in Washington to the President of 
Congress, 1779, Aug. 23. C. C. 152, 7, 673 

1779 Forsyth, Robert. [West Point?] Return of prisoners 

[Aug. 22?] taken at Paulus Hook, Aug. 19. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham- 
ilton. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1779, Aug. 23. C. C. 152, 7, 667 



360 " LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Continental Congress. Resolve. Approval of plan of the 

Aug. 27 Western Expedition. Contemporary copy, at- 

tested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1779, Aug. 
29. 93, 327 



1779 

Aug. 28 



Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 
[West Point]. Capt. [John] Swan's exchange; 
controversy with [Maj.] Gen. [John] Sullivan; 
regulations for prisoners. A. L, S. of Richard 
Peters. 2 pp. Answered Sep. 6.* 93, 330 

1779 
Aug 28 Brisbane, Edward. New York. To Robert Burton, St 

Kitts [West Indies]. Intentions of British for 
next campaign. Extract in handwriting of Tim- 
othy Pickering, jr. Enclosed in Board of War 

to Washington, 1779, Oct. 5. 34, 93 

1779 
Aug. 29 Washington, George. West Point. To the President of 

Congress [Philadelphia]. Spain's declaration to 

Great Britain. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Alexander Hamilton. Read in Congress, Sep, 4. 

1779 A. IV,pt.n,269 

Aug. 29 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

[George] Washington [West Point]. Transmit- 
ting resolves. L. S. of John Jay, 1 p. An- 
swered Sep. 5.* 98, 328 

Aug. 30 Armstrong, John [jr.] Boston. To [John Armstrong, 

Philadelphia]. Causes of failure of the Penobscot 
^ expedition. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. En- 

closed in Armstrong to Washington, 1779, Oct. 
1779 15. 34, 124 

Aug. 30 Sullivan, John. Newtown [New York]. To [George 

Washington, West Point]. Account of engage- 
ment at Elmira. Contemporary copy. 7 pp. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Sep. 5. Referred to Committee of 
Jntelligence. C. C. 152, 7, 731 

Committee: J. B. Smith, Lovell and Henry. 

[1779] 
[Aug. 30] Sullivan, John. [Newtown, New York.] Address to the 

troops. Necessity of half rations. Contempo- 
rary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1779, Oct. 9. 

C. C. 162, 8, 103 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 361 

1779 [Taylor, John.] Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

^^^^- 30 [George] Washington [West Point]. Arrival of 

British fleet and troops, [Extract of letter.] 1 p. 
In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Aug. 31. C. C. 152, 7, 721 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

^^^' 31 Congress, Philadelphia]. Money to soldiers for 

clothing and rations. Draft. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Bead in 
Congress, Sep. 6. A. IV, pt. II, 271 

1779 Board of War. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington, 

A^«-3i West Point. Case of [James] Hallett. A. L. S. 

of Timothy Pickering, jr. 2 pp. Answered Sep. 
14.* 93, 333 

[1779] Massachusetts, Field Officers. [West Point?] To George 

[Aug. — ] Washington [West Point]. Memorial complain- 

ing of promotion of Capt. Joseph Pettingill. 
Contemporary copy. . 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress 1779, Aug. 5. 

C. C. 152, 7, 473 

[1779] Sullivan, John. [Catherine's Town, New York.] Address 

[Sep. 2?j ^^ ^j^^ Oneida Nation. Friendship and guides. 

Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Oct. 9. C. C. 152, 8, 106 

1779 Continental Congress, Medical Committee. Philadelphia. 

Sep. 3 To [George] Washington, West Point. Report to 

Congress on the Mustering Department. A. L. S. 
of Henry Laurens. 1 p. Answered Sep. 13.* 

34,43 

Committee: Laurens, Spooner and Scudder. 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washing- 

Sep. 3 ton [West Point]. Baron Steuben's regulations; 

standards for the army. A. L. S. of Richard 
Peters. 1 p. Answered Sep. 14.* 93, 339 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Sep. 3 [West Point]. Boots and shoes; Conmiissaries of 

Hides; continental and state supplies of clothing; 
deficiency regulation; want of powder and at- 
tempts to supply same. A. L. S. of Richard 
Peters. 4 pp. Answered Sep. 14.* 93, 340 



362 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Lanrens, Henry. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

Sep. 3 ton [West Point], Papers relating to mustering 

department. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 7, 603 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Sep. 5 Congress Philadelphia]. Exchange of prisoners; 

reports of British reenforcement. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Sep. 13. A. IV, pt. II, 275 

1779 Anonymous. To [George] Washington [West Point]. 

Sep. 5 Movements of enemy's shipping; apparent 

intentions etc. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Sep. 8. C. C. 152, 7, 747 

1779 Plombard, J . Charleston [South Carolina]. To G^r- 

Sep. 5 ard [de Rayneval] Philadelphia. Cooperation of 

Comte D'Estaing with Maj. Gen. [Benjamin] Lin- 
coln ; supplies for the fleet. Contemporary trans- 
lation. 2 pp. In handwriting of George Bond. 
Transmitted to Washington. 94, 3 

1779 Proud, John. [Rhode Island.] To [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] 

Sep. 5 Gates [Providence]. Report of French fleet from 

the West Indies. Contemporary copy. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1779, .Sep. 12. C. C. 152, 7, 759 

1779 Western Expedition. Return of troops employed upon. 

[Sep. 5?] Tabular statement. D. S: "Alexd. Scammell 

Adjt. Genl." 2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1779, Sep. 5, 

C. C. 152, 7, 739 

1779 Washington, George. W[es]t P[oin]t. To the Board of 

Sep. 6 War [Philadelphia]. Regulation of the Depart- 

ment of Prisoners. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton Mid Tench Tilghman. 

A. IV, pt. II, 279 

[1779] Washington, George. Remarks on regulations for prison- 

[Sep. 6] ers of war. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to Board of War 1779, Sep. 6. 

A. IV, pt. II, 281 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 363 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Sk». 7 Congress, Philadelphia]. Reenforcements and 

intentions of enemy. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. Read in Con- 
gress, Sep. 13. Referred to committee to 
correspond with the Southern General, 

A. IV, pt. II, 283 

Committee: Laurena, Marchant, Hoi ton; Harnett and Fitzhogh 
added. The L. S. sent is endorsed by Laurens with decision of Com> 
mittee (Sep. 13) to recommend that North Carolina troops be sent to 
South Carolina in Continental frigates. 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 89. 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To John Jay [Phil- 

Sep. 7 adelphia]. Britain and her European allies; a 

secret agent [Capt. Elijah HunterJ's services. 
Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. P. I, pt. II, 467 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 42. 

1779 Kemble, Stephen. New York. To Maj. Smith, St. Chris- 

Sep. 7 topher [West Indies]. Trouble over [Francis,] 

Lord Rawdon's corps; movement of troops; gos- 
sip. Extract in handwriting 'of Timothy Picker- 
ing, jr. Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 
1779, Oct. 5. 34, 93 

1779 Van Dyke, Cornelius. Fort Schuyler [New York]. To 

Sep. 7 Col. [Goose] Van Schaick [Albany, New York]. 

News of Sullivan's victories. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. Enclosed in Washington to the Pres- 
ident of Congress, 1779, Sep. 18. 

C. C. 152, 8, 31 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Sep. 8 Congress, Philadelphia]. Secret intelligence. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry , 
Read in Congress, Sep. 13. A. IV, pt. II, 285 

1779 Mallet, J[onathan]. New York. To Dr. [William] Bruce, 

Sep. 8 St. Kitts. Health of [British] troops. Extract 

in handwriting of Timothy Pickering, jr. En- 
closed in Board of War to Washington, 1779, 
Oct. 5. 34, 93 

1779 Plombard, J . Charleston [South Carolina]. To [G^rai-d 

Sep. 8 de Rayneval, Philadelphia]. Comte D'Estaing's 

squadron. Contemporary translation. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Charles Morse. Transmitted to 
Washington, 94, 1 



364 LIBRAEY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Continental Army, White Plains. Committee of Arrange- 

Sbp. 9 ment. Rules for regulating rank in army. Con- 

temporary copy. 4 pp. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. Enclosed in Washington to the Med- 
ical Committee, 1779, Sep. 13. 

C. C. 152, 8, 9 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the President of 

Sep. 11 Congress [Philadelphia]. Arrival of Comte de la 

Luzerne. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Head in Congress, Sep. 16. 

A. IV, pt. 11, 287 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of War 

Sep. 11 [Philadelphia]. Exorbitant commission charges 

of certain Continental agents for prizes. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. A. IV, pt. II, 289 

1779 Huntington, J[edediah]. [Peekskill, New York]. To 

Sep. 11 [George] Washington [West Point]. Report of 

French fleet. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In 
• handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Sep. 12. C. C. 152. 7, 759 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Sep. 12 Congress Philadelphia]. News of a French fleet. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Read in Congress, Sep. 17. A. IV, pt. H, 293 

1779 Taylor, [John]. [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. To Col. 

Sep. 12 [John] Beatty [Elizabethtown?] Sailing of Brit- 

ish regiments from New York. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1779, Sep. 14. 

C. C. 152, 8, 25 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Medical Commit- 

Sep. 13 tee of Congress, Philadelphia]. Transmitting 

papers. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. A. IV, pt. II, 295 

Committee: Laurens, Spencer and Scudder. 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Sep. 14 Congress Philadelphia]. Sailing of three British 

regiments from New York. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Sep. 19. Referred to committee 



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CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 365 

appointed to correspond with the Southern Gen- 
eral. A. IV, pt. II, 297 

Committee: Laurena, Marchant, Hoi ton, Harnett and Fitzhugh. 

Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of War 
[Philadelphia]. Case of [James] Hallet; design 
of flags; powder. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. A. IV, pt. II, 299 

Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 
[George] Washington [West Point]. Trans- 
mitting resolve. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 14, 156 

Campble, Robert. [New York?] To [Elizabeth] Bui;gin 
[New York]. Her request for a flag. A. L. S. 
1 p. Enclosed in Washington to the President of 
Congress, 1779, Dec. 26. C. C. 152, 8, 312 

Cliffe, William. Staten Island. To Brig. Gen. [Richard] 
Prescott, St. Christophers [West Indies]. Stony 
Point and Paulus Hook; [Charles,] Earl Corn- 
wallis and southern expedition; minor military 
changes. Extract in handwriting of Timothy 
Pickering, jr. Enclosed in Board of War to 
Washington, 1779, Oct. 5. 34, 93 

1779 Cuyler, A . New York. To Capt. [Garrett] Fisher, 

Sep. 16 St. Kitts [West Indies]. The situation at New 

York. 

Sep. 16 Cuylei to Lt. Col. [Cornelius] Cuyler, St. Kitts. Troops 

embarked for Quebec. Extracts in handwriting 
of Timothy Pickering, jr. Enclosed in Board of 
W^ar to Washington, 1779, Oct. 5. 34, 93 

1779 [Brodhead, Daniel.] Pittsburg. To [George Washington, 

Sep. 16 West Point]. Account of his expedition against 

the Muncy Indians on the Alleghany. [Extract 
of letter.] 3 pp. In handwriting of Richard 
Kidder Meade and Tench Tilghman. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1779, Oct. 21 . C. C. 152, 8, 135 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Sep. 18 Congress, Philadelphia]. Departure of Luzerne 

for Philadelphia; news of the Western expedition. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, Sep. 24. 

A. IV, pt. II, 301 



366 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of War 

Sep. 18 [Philadelphia]. Arrival of small supply of pow- 

der. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. IV, pt. U, 303 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Sep. 19 Congress Philadelphia]. News of a French fleet; 

enemy fortifying New York. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read in Con- 
gress, Sep. 25. A. IV, pt. II, 308 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of War 

Sep- 22 [Philadelphia]. Military stores to officers. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. IV, pt. II, 305 

1779 Oirard, William. New York. To Moore & Johnston, St. 

Sbp. 22 Kitts [West Indies]. Preparations for an expe- 

dition. Extract in handwriting of Timothy Pick- 
ering, jr. Enclosed in Board of War to Wash- 
ington, 1779, Oct. 5. ' 34, 93 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Sep. 23 Congress, Philadelphia]. Marquis de Fleury's 

request for a furlough. Contemporary copy. 2 
pp. In handwriting of de Fleury, with auto. 
. note signed transmitting same to Charles Thom- 
son. G. C. 152, 8, 39 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Sep. 23 [West Point]. Powder and arms from France; 

clothing supplies. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 
1 p. Answered Sep. 29.* 93, 342 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 23 [George] Washington [West Point]. Transmit- 

ting resolve. Auto, draft of John Jay. 1 p. 

, C. C. 14,1 

1779 Brisbane, Edward. New York. To Robert Burton, St. 

Sep. 23 Kitts [West Jndies]. Projected expedition; news 

from West Indies; forces etc. Extract in hand- 
writing of Timothy Pickering, jr. Enclosed in 
Board of War to Washington, 1779, Oct. 5. 

34,93 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. Thanks of Congress for 

Sep. 24 victory at Paulus Hook; honors and rewards. 

Contemporary copy, attested by Charles Thom- 
son. 3 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1779, Sep. 28. Published in 
Genl. Orders, Oct 8. 94, 7 



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CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 367 

1779 [Gates, Horatio. ] [Providence, Rhode Island. ] To [George 

Skp- 24 Washin^fton, West Point]. Pay for militia sub- 

sistence. [Extract of letter. ] 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1779, Oct. 2. 

C. C. 162, 8, 71 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Sep. 25 Congress, Philadelphia]. Minor matters; secret 

intelligence of movements of British regiments, 
fleet etc. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Head in Congress, Sep. 30. 

A. IV, pt. II, 309 

1779 Continental Congress. Resolve. Cooperation with French ; 

Sep. 26 Compt D'Estaing's fleet; exertions of the states. 

A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. Transmitted 
to Washington. 93, 344 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 28 [George] Washington [West Point]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; success at Paulus Hook; Conven- 
tion troops. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 2 pp. 

94,5 

1779 Marine Committee. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

Skp- 28 ton [West Point]. Transmitting letter to Navy 

Board at Boston. L. S. of Jno. Mathews. 1 p. 
Answered Oct. 6.* 92, 296 

1779 Marine Committee. Philadelphia. To the Commissioners 

Sep. 28 of the Navy Board at Boston. Continental frig- 

ates to prepare and await orders of Comte de 
Grasse and Gen. Washington. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Marine Committee to 
Washington, 1779, Sep. 28. 92, 294 

1779 Frey, Charles, [Baron] de. West Point. To [George] 

^^^' ^^ Washington, West Point. Request for leave of 

absence. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1779, Sep. 29. 

C. C. 162, 8, 53 

1779 Sullivan, John. Chemung [New York]. To [George] 

^^^- 2^ Washington [West Point], Account of the ex- 

pedition since leaving Newtown. Contemporary 
copy. 17 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry , 
Tench Tilghman, and Richard Kidder Meade. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Oct. 9. C. C. 162, 8, 85 

Cf: Sullivan to Congress. Sep. 80. In Amory, Life of Sullivan. 
Boston, 1838. 130. 



368 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Washington, George. [West Point.] To the President of 

Sep. 29 Congress, Philadelphia. Leave of absence for 

Baron de Frey. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. Read in Congress Oct. 4. 
Leave granted and petition referred to Board of 
Treasury. C. C. 162, 8, 49 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of 

Sep. 29 W^v [Philadelphia]. Lack of clothing, shoes and 

blankets. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. A. IV, pt. II, 318 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. West Point. To [Henry Lau- 

Sep. 29 rens, Philadelphia]. Letters for Carolina and 

news from Europe. Draft signed. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

P. I, pt. II, 493 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Sep. 30 Congress, Philadelphia]. March of the South 

Carolina troops southward; destination of the 
enemy's expedition. Draft. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress 
Oct. 4. A. IV, pt. II, 315 

[1779] Anonymous. [New York?] To [George Washington, 

t^®**] West Point]. Number of British troops on 

Southern expedition. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Sep. 30. C. C. 162, 8, 61 

[1779] Leister, . Account of D'Estainef's fleet. Contem- 

^ * -• porary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the Pres- 
ident of Congress, 1779, Sep. 19. 

C. C. 162, 8, 37 

[1779] Oneida Nation. Address to Maj. Gen. John Sullivan. 

^ ^^* ^ Friendship and aid. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 

Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Oct. 9. C. C. 162, 8, 109 

[1779] Sullivan, John. Address to the Oneida Nation. The un- 

[Sep. ?] friendly Cayugas. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Oct. 9. C. C. 162, 8, 113 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Oct. 1 Congress, Philadelphia]. Maj. Noirmont de la 



. , .( . • ^ j-^ i.* 1 1 -II y liiii^ 11 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 369 

Neuville's request for a furlough. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Read 
in Congress Oct. 14. Referred to Board of 
War. A. IV, pt. II, 319 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of 

Oct. 1 War [Philadelphia]. Arrangement of the Vir- 

ginia line; commissions, promotions, etc. Draft. 
4 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. A. IV, pt. II, 321 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Oct. 2 Congress, Philadelphia]. Claim of militia for 

subsistence. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress 
Oct. 9. A. IV, pt. II, 326 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of 

Oct. 2 War [Philadelphia]. Deficiency of shoes; ex- 

change of Maj. Gens. [William] Phillips and 
[Friedrich Adolph, Baron] Riedesel. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. IV, pt. II, 327 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the President of 

Oct. 4 Congress [Philadelphia]. Measures for coopera- 

tion with Comte D'Estaing. Draft. 6 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read in Con- 
gress Oct. 8. Referred to delegates of Dela- 
ware, Maryland and South Carolina to take order 
thereon. A. IV, pt. II, 332 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 73. 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Halt of North Carolina 

Oct. 4 troops at Trenton. A. D. S. of Charles Thom- 

son. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1779, Oct. 5. 94, 12 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Oct. 5 [George] Washington [West Point]. North Car- 

olina troops halted at Trenton; resolve trans- 
mitted. A. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. 
Answered Oct. 17.* 94, 10 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To Col. 

Oct. 5 [Thomas] Clarke [en route toward the South]. 

Halt at Trenton. A. L. S. of Samuel Hunting- 
ton, marked ''copy." 1 p. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1779, Oct. 5. 

94.11 

28632—06 24 



370 UBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Board of War. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington, 

Ck:T. 5 West Point. Transmitting extracts of intelli- 

gence. A. L. S. of Timothy Pickering, jr. 1 p. 
Answered Oct. 12.* 34, 91 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Marine Com- 

Ocr. 6 mittee, Philadelphia. Plan of action; letter for 

Comte D'Elstaing. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. IV, pt U, 337 

1779 Hamilton, Alexander. West Point. To [the Marine Com- 

OcT. 6 mittee, Philadelphia]. Pilots for Comte D'Es- 

taing. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

A. IV, pt U, 339 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Charles Thomson 

Oct. 7 [Philadelphia]. Acknowledging information of 

Samuel Huntington's election as President of 
Congress. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. A. IV, pt II, 341 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Marine Com- 

OcT. 7 mittee [Philadelphia]. Introducing a pilot. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. A. IV, pt. II, 343 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To John Jay [Phila- 

OcT. 7 delphia]. His appointment as minister to Spain. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. P. I, pt. II, 509 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 18S4. 6, 877. 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. . To the Board of War 

Oct. 8 [Philadelphia]. Exchange of Major Francis 

Murray; return of artificers drafted from the 
army ; the Clothier General's Department. Draft. 
4 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. IV, pt. n, 345 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Oct. 8 [George] Washington [West Point]. March of 

the North Carolina troops. A. L. S. of Samuel 
Huntington. 1 p. 94, 13 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

^^"r- ^ C<^)ngress, Philadelphia], Movements of enemy; 

cooperation with D'Estaing; [Maj.] Gen. [John] 
Sullivan's success. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. Read in Congress, Oct. 14. 

A. IV, pt. n, 349 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1884. 6, 880. 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 371 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Marine Com- 

OcT. 9 mittee [Philadelphia]. Case of John Springer, a 

deserter. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. A. IV, pt. II, 364 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^^- ^ [George] Washington [West Point]. Transmit- 

ting resolve. A. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 
1 p. Answered Oct. 17.* * 94, 16 

1779 Continental Congress. Resolve. Subsistence money for 

Oct, 9 Continental officers and soldiers. Contemporary 

copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1779, Oct. 9. 94, 16 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington, 

^^' ^ West Point. Supply of shoes; Commissaries of 

Hides; transportation; Convention troops; ex- 
change of hides for shoes. A. L. S. of Richard 
Peters. 3 pp. Answered Oct. 18.* 93, 289 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Marine Com- 

OcT. 10 mittee [Philadelphia]. Transmitting letter for 

Brig. Gen. Du Portail and Lt. Col. [Alexander] 
Hamilton. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. A. IV, pt. II, 366 

1779 Washington, George. [West Point.] To the Marine 

^^- ^^ Committee [Philadelphia]. North River pilot for 

Comte D'Estaing. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. A. IV, pt. II, 356 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of 

^^^- 12 War [Philadelphia]. Pressing need of shoes. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. A. IV, pt. II, 369 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the Board of 

^^* 12 War, Philadelphia]. Intelligence of condition 

of enemy. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. A. IV, pt. H, 361 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

^"■* 1^ [West Point]. Detention of artificers; officers' 

servants; clothing supply. L. S. of Richaixi 
Peters. 2 pp. 94, 17 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^- ^*^ [George] Washington [West Point]. Sullivan's 

expedition. A. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 
1 p. 94, 19 



372 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Thanks of Congress for 

Oct, 14 success of the Western Expedition. Contem- 

pomry copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1779, Oct. 14. Published to Army in orders 
of Oct. 22 94, 21 

1779 Armstrong, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

OcT. 15 ton [West Point]. Approach of the French fleet; 

subsistence for general officers; U. S. ministers 
abroad; finance. A. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 122 

1779 Cochran, John. West Point. Certificate of condition of 

Oct. 15 Capt-lt. John Van Dyke. A. L. S. 

Knox, Henry. Endorsement of above. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Oct. 17. C. C. 162, 8, 121 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the President of 

Oct. 17 Congress [Philadelphia]. Movements and inten- 

tions of enemy. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, Oct. 22. 

A. IV, pt.' II, 363 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the President of 

Oct. 17 Congress, Philadelphia. Furlough for Capt-lt. 

[John] Van Dyke. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, Nov. 5. 
Referred to Board of War. C. C. 162, 8, 117 

1779 Continental Congress* President. Philadelphia. To 

Oct. 17 [George] Washington [West Point], Memorial 

of Capt. [Garret] Stediford and Baker. 

Letter-book copy. C. C. 14, 209 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of War 

Oct. 18 [Philadelphia]. Shoes; clothing and stores for 

the Western Department. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. IV, pt. II, 365 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Oct. 21 Congress, Philadelphia]. Announcing evacua- 

tion [of Ston}^ and Verplanck's Pomts by the 
enemy]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. Read in Congress, Oct. 25. Re- 
ferred to Committee of Intelligence. 

A. IV, pt. II, 371 

Committee: J. B. Smith, Lovell and Henry. 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Oct. 21 Congress, Philadelphia], Indian expeditions; 

enemy's evacuation of Stony and Verplanck's 



CORKESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 373 

Points and Rhode Island. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. Read in Con- 
gress, Oct. 26. Referred to Atlee, Houston and 
Marchant. A. IV, pt. II, 367 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 88. 

1779 Morris, Gouverneur. Philadelphia. To [George Wash- 

OcT. 21 ington, West Point]. Committee to report on 

making provision for hitherto unprovided officers; 
requests opinion; unity in Congress. A. L. S. 
1 p. 34, 126 

1779 Lincoln, B[en]amin]. Charleston [South Carolina]. To 

Oct. 22 the President of Congress [Philadelphia]. Ac- 

count of siege and assault on Savannah; French 
cooperation. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Charles Thomson and George 
Bond. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1779, Nov. 10. 94, 29 

1779 Lincoln, Benjamin. Charleston [South Carolina]. To 

Oct. 22 [Henry?] Laurens and the Committee of Corre- 

spondence [South Carolina]. Failure of siege of 
Savannah; disposition of troops; weakness of 
State; supplies etc. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1779, Nov. 10. 94, 31 

1779 Massachusetts, Council. [Boston]. To [the President of 

Oct. 22 Congress, Philadelphia]. Col. [Moses] Hazen's 

road to Canada; defense of the frontier. Con- 
temporar}^ cop3\ 1 p. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1779, Nov. 11. 94, 39 

1779 Van Eensselaer, Henry. Fort Herkimer [New York]. 

Oct. 23 Advance of British and Indians. Contemporary 

copy. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Oct. 30. C. C. 162, 8, 151 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To William Vernon 

Oct. 24 and James Warren [Philadelphia]. Their request 

for powder. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. A. IV, pt. II, 373 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of War 

Oct. 25 [Philadelphia]. Supply of shoes; districts for 

Commissaries of Hides. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. IV, pt. II, 375 

1779 Van Dyke, Cornelius. Fort Schuyler [New York]. To 

Oct- 25 Col. [Goose] Van Schaick [Albany]. Reports of 



374 UBRABY OF CONGRESS 

advance of British and Indians from Oswego. 
Contemporary copy. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1779, Oct. 30. 

C. C. 162, 8, 147 

1779 Benedict, Thaddeus. Danbury [Connecticut]. To the 

^cT- 26 President of Congress, Philadelphia. Testimony 

in case of Dr. Isaac Foster. A. L. S? 1 p. 
Read in Congress Nov. 14. Referred to the 
Commander-in-chief. Enclosed in Medical Com- 
mittee to Congress, 1779, Nov. 15. 92, 513 

1779 Bowen, Ephraim. Newport [Rhode Island]. To [Maj.] 

Oct. 26 (^en. [Nathanael] Greene [West Point]. Evacu- 

ation of Rhode Island by British. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
' gress, 1779, Oct. 30. C. C. 152, 8, 153 

1779 Ten Broeok, Abraham. Stonearabia [New York]. To Gov. 

^<^- 26 [George] Clinton [FishkiU, New York]. Troops 

ordered to frontier. Contemporary copy. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1779, Oct. 30. C. C. 152, 8, 151 

1779 Van Schaick, G[oose]. Albany [New York]. To Gov. 

Oct. 26 [George] Clinton [FishkiU]. Transmitting let- 

ters. Contemporary copy. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1779, Oct. 30. 

C. C. 162, 8, 147 

1779 Clinton, G[eorge]. FishkiU [New York]. To [George] 

Oct. 28 Washington [West Point]. Danger to the fron- 

tier. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting 
of John Clark, jr. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1779, Oct. 30. 

C. C. 152, 8, 143 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Oct. 29 [George] Washington [West Pomt]. Transmit- 

ting resolve. Letter-book copy. C. C. 14, 216 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the President of 

Oct. 30. Congress [Philadelphia]. Troops ordered to 

Albany; evacuation of Rhode Island. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read in 
Congress, Nov. 4. A. IV, pt. II, 377 



CORKESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 375 

1779 MoHenry, James. West Point. To [the Board of Treas- 

OcT. 30 ury, Philadelphia]. Transmission of packet to 

Sir Henry Clinton. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

A. IV, pt. II, 379 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the President of 

Nov. 2 Congress [Philadelphia]. Movements of British. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. Read in Congress, Nov. 8. 

A. V, pt. I, 1 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of War 

Nov. 2 [Philadelphia]. Rank of oflScers in the Massa- 

chusetts Line. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. I, 3 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the President of 

Nov. 3 Congress [Philadelphia]. The Abenaki Indians 

and a commission of major for their chief. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read 
in Congress, Nov. 13. Referred to Board of War. 

A. V, pt. I, 5 

1779 Continental Congress, Order. Case of Dr. [Isaac] Foster. 

Nov. 4 D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Medical Committee to Congress, 1779, Nov. 16. 

92, 310 

1779 Foster, Isaac. Philadelphia. To the President of Con- 

Nov. 4 gress [Philadelphia]. Court of Inquiry on his 

conduct. A. L. S. 2 pp. Read in Congress, 
Nov. 5. Ordered transmitted to the Commander 
in Chief. Enclosed in Medical Committee to 
Washington, 1779, Nov. 15. 92, 311 

1779 Washington, George. , West Point. To [the President of 

Nov. 5 Congress, Philadelphia]. Brigade-majors and 

aides to brigadiers. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, 
Nov. 13. Referred to Board of War. 

A. V, pt. I, 7 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Henry Laurens, 

Nov. 5 Philadelphia]. His appointment as minister to 

Holland; patriotism; clothing; the French fleet; 
[Lt.] Col. [John] Laurens. Auto, draft signed. 
4 pp. P. I, pt. II, 547 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 103. 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

Nov. 6 Congress, Philadelphia]. Northern frontier 

alarm premature. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 



376 LIBBABY OF CONGBESS 

of James McHenry. Read in Congress, Nov. 
13. A. V, pt. 1, 9 

1779 W[ashiiigto]n, G[eorge]. West Point. To Gouverneur 

Nov. 6 Morris [Philadelphia]. Arrangement of officers; 

British fleets; alarm in England. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

P. I, pt. II, 551 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Leave of absence to Capt- 

Nov. 6 It. [John] Van Dyke. Contemporary copy, at- 

tested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1779, 
Nov. 11. 94, 38 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Letter from President of 

Nov. 8 Massachusetts Council. Contemporary copy, at- 

tested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1779, Nov. 
11. 94, 37 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

Nov. 8 West Point. Arrangement of the Massachusetts 

Line; absentees; promotions. A. L. S. of Rich- 
ard Peters. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 19* and 23.* 

94,22 

[1779] Board of War. Regulation governing return of absent offi- 

[Nov. 8?] cers. A. D. of Benjamin Walker. 1 p. En- 

closed in Board of War to Washington, 1779, 
Nov. 8. 94, 24 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 10 [George] Washington [West Point]. Disaster at 

Savannah. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 2 pp. 
Answered Nov. 20.* 94, 27 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Frigates ordered to 

Nov. 10 Charleston, South Carolina. D. S. of Charles 

Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in Marine Commit- 
tee to Washington, 1779, Nov. 10. 34, 255 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Nov. 10 [West Point]. Scarcity of military stores; cast- 

ing of shells; guards for stores. A. L. S. of 
Richard Peters. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 19.* 

94,25 

1779 Marine Committee. [Philadelphia.] To [George Wash- 

Nov. 10 ington. West Point], Frigates ordered to South 

Carolina. A. L. S. of John Mathews. 1 p. 

34,254 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 377 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 11 [George] Washington [West Point]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; reenforcements for the South. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 20.* 94, 33 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Reenforcement of [Maj.] 

^^' Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln; South Carolina and 

Georgia militia; Virginia and North Carolina 
troops; supplies. Contemporary copy, at- 
tested by Charles Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1779, 
Nov. 11. 94, 36 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. Subsistence of regimen- 

^^* tal paymasters; arrangement of Artificer corps. 

Contemporary copy, attested by Charles Thom- 
son. 2 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1779, Nov. 13. 94, 48 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Arrangement of the 

^^' Artificer corps. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1779, Nov. 19. 94, 64 

^'^'^^ Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

^^' [West Point]. Transmitting commissions for 

the Massachusetts Line. A. L. S. of Benjamin 

Stoddert. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 23.* 94, 92 

1779 

' Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington, 

West Point. Clothing for the Artillery; quality 
of coats delivered the Pennsylvania troops; appli- 
cations for clothing; state purchases; needs of 
the ordnance department. A. L. S. of Richard 
Peters. 3 pp. Answered Nov. 23.* 94, 41 

1779 Massachusetts. OflScers. List of those whose commis- 

^^' sions are undated. 1 p. In handwriting of Ben- 

jamin Stoddert. Enclosed in Board of War to 
Washington, 1779, Dec. 3. 94, 91 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 13 [George] Washington [West Point]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. 

94,46 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Permission to Maj. Gens. 

Nov. 13 [William] Phillips and [Friedrich Adolph, Baron] 

Riedesel to go into New York. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Board of War to Wash- 
ington, 1779, Nov. 16. 94, 66 



378 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To Joseph Reed [Phila- 

Nov. 13 delphia]. Trouble caused by delivery of coats to 

the Pennsylvania troops. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Timothy Pickering, jr. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington 1779, 
Nov. 22. 94, 73 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

Nov. 13 West Point. Transmitting commissions. A. L. S. 

of Benjamin Stoddert. Answered Nov. 23.* 

94,43 

[1779] Warner, Seth. Arrangement of officers. Tabular state- 

{Nov. 13] ment. 1 p. Enclosed in Board of War to Wash- 

ington, 1779, Nov. 13. 94, 45 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [the President of 

^^^' ^^ Congress Philadelphia]. Cooperation with the 

French; lack of supplies. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Nov. 18. A. V, pt. I. 11 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890, 8, 107. ' 

1779 Continental Congress, Medical Committee. Philadelphia. 

^'^''- ^^ To [George] Washington [West Point]. Trans- 

mitting papers relative to complaints against 
Dr. [Isaac] Foster. A. L. S. of Nathaniel Scud- 
der. 1 p. 92, 308 

^'^'^^ Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

^''''•^^ [West Point]. Permission to [Maj.] Gens. 

[William] Phillips and [Friedrich Adolph, Baron] 
Riedesel to go into New York. A. L. S. of 
Richard Peters. 1 p. Answered Nov. 23.* 

94,50 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [Col. Robert Lettis 

^^^- ^^ Hooper jr., Easton, Pennsylvania]. Paroles of 

[Maj.] Gens. [William] Phillips and [Friedrich 
Adolph, Baron] Riedesel. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Timothy Pickering, jr. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington 1779, 
Nov. 15. 94, 52 

I'^'^O Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [Col. Abraham Skin- 

^^' ner, Elizabeth town, New Jersey]. [Maj.] Gen's. 

[William] Phillips and [Friedrich Adolph, Baron] 
Riedesel's journey to New York. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Benjamin Stod- 
dert. Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 
1779, Nov. 15. 94, 58 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 379 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [Maj. Gens. William 

^ov. 15 Phillips and Friedrich Adolph, Baron Riedesel, 

Easton ? Pennsylvania]. Permission to continue 
their journey to New York. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Timothy Pickering, jr. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington 1779, 
Nov. 15. 94, 54 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Allowances to Artificer 

Nov. 16 oflicers. Contemporary copy, attested by Charles 

Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1779, Nov. 19. 94, 60 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Provision for Spanish 

Nov. 16 prisoner. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. En- 

closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1779, Nov. 19. 94, 64 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. Witnesses before courts- 

Nov. 16 . martial; depositions as evidence. Contemporary 

copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1779, Nov. 19. 94, 62 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Subclothiers for army. 

Nov. 16 Contemporary copy, attested by Charles Thom- 

son. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1779, Nov. 16. 94, 63 

1779 Eeed, Joseph. [Philadelphia.] To the Board of War 

Nov. 16 [Philadelphia]. Clothing furnish for the Pennsyl- 

vania troops. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Benjamin Stoddert. Enclosed in 
Board of War to Washington, 1777, Nov. 22. 

94, 71 

1779 Steuben, [Frederich Wilhelm Augustus, Baron von] New 

Nov. 17 Windsor [New York]. To [the President of] 

Congress [Philadelphia], Recommending de 
Galvan. Contemporary cop3\ 2 pp. Enclosed 
in Board of War to Washington, 1779, Dec. 3. 

94,85 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the President of 

^^^' ^^ Congress [Philadelphia]. State of the army; an- 

nual draft; clothing; enlistments, supplies, etc. 
Draft. 13 pp. In handwriting of Robert Han- 
son Harrison. Referred to Mathews, Schuyler, 
Sherman, Gerry and Houston. A. V, pt. 1, 15 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 110. 



380 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Cantmental Congreis, President. Philadelphia. To 

Xov- 18 [George] Washington [West Point]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. 
Answered Nov. 24.* 94, 56 

1779 Contiiieiital Congress, Resolve. Approval of Commander 

^'ov. 18 in chiefs opinions. Contemporary copy, at- 

tested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington,, 1779, 
Nov. 18. 94, 58 

1779 Board of War. Philadelphia. To [President Joseph Reed, 

^ov. 18 Philadelphia]. Return of coats by the counciL 

Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Benjamin Stoddert. Enclosed in Board of War 
to Washington, 1779, Nov. 22. 94, 70 

1779 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

^^^' ^^ Washington [West Point]. Suspension of co- 

operative measures with D'Estaingj depreciation 
of currency; De Grasse in the Chesapeake; new 
arrangement of Quartermaster and Commissary 
departments; inattention of Congress to business. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 34, 362 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of 

^ov. 19 War [Philadelphia]. Loans and blast furnaces. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

A. V, pt I, 29 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 19 [George] Washington [West Point]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. 
Answered Nov. 23.* 94, 59 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington, 

Nov. 19 West Point. Clothing for Pennsylvania troops; 

march of troops to the southward; clothing, 
transportation etc. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 
1 p. Answered Nov. 23.* 94, 66 

1779 Pennsylvania, Council, Resolve. Returning clothing to 

Nov. 19 the Board of War. Contemporary copy. In 

handwriting of Richard Peters. Transmitted to 
Washington with Board of War to Washington, 
1779, Nov. 22. 93, 67 

1779 Burgin, Elizabeth. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 19 [George Washington, West Point]. Account of 

her escape from New York. A. L. S. 2 pp. 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 381 

Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Dec. 25. C. C. 62, 8, 392 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the President of 

^^^' ^ Congress [Philadelphia]. Troops for the south- 

ward; northern frontier diversion; Col. Armand's 
enterprize. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Caleb Gibbs. Referred to committee on letter 
of Nov. 18. A. V, pt I, 31 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington, 

^^^- ^ West Point. Return of clothing by the Pennsyl- 

vania council. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 
Answered Dec. 6.* 93, 67 

1779 Morgan, John. Philadelphia. To the President of Con- 

^^^' ^^ gress [Philadelphia]. Charges against Dr. Wil- 

liam Shippen, jr. A. L. S. 4 pp. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1779, Nov. 
27. 94, 77 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of War 

^oY. 23 [Philadelphia]. Minor military matters; com- 

missions and filling of vacancies. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. V, pt. I, 35 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the Board of War 

^^^' ^ [Philadelphia]. Clothing and jealousy of the 

Pennsylvania line. Draft. 3 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. I, 39 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the President of 

^^^' ^^ Congress [Philadelphia]. Military situation; 

militia; court martial witnesses; army in winter 
quarters. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Caleb Gibbs. Read in Congress, Dec. 1. 

A. V, pt. I, 43 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1834, 
6,408. 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Dr. J[ohn] Morgan's 

Nov. 24 letter. Contemporary copy, attested by Charles 

Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1777, Nov. 27. 94, 76 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To the President of 

N^^'- 27 Congress, Philadelphia. Arrangement of troops 

in winter quarters. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of James McHenry. Read in Congress, 
Dec. 4. A. V, pt. I, 49 



382 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 27 [George] Washington [West Point]. Transmit- 

ting Dr. J[ohn] Morgan's letter. L. S. of Samuel 
Huntington. 1 p. Answered Dec. 4.* 94, 74 

1779 Washington, George. Peekskill [New York]. To the 

Nov. 29 President of Congress [Philadelphia]. Virginia 

troops ordered to the southward; land and sea 
routes. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Head in Congress, Dec. 4. 
Referred to Board of War. A. V, pt. I, 51 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 126. 

1771 Continental Congress, Resolves. Committee to confer 

Nov. 30 with Commander in chief on Southern Depart- 

ment; paper submitted by French Minister and 
Don Juan Miralles; militia. Contemporary 
copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 2 pp. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1779, Dec. 2. 94, 79 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. Maj. Gen. [John] Sulli- 

Nov. 30 van's resignation. Contemporary copy, attested 

by Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1779, Nov. 30. 

94,81 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Nov. 30 [near Morristown, New Jersey]. Receipts of 

tanners for hides. A. L. S. of Timothy Picker- 
ing, jr. 2 pp. Answered Dec. 6.* 94, 8^ 

1779 Galvan, . Philadelphia. To the President of Con- 

Nov. 30 gress [Philadelphia]. Request for commission. 

Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Board 
of War to Washington, 1779, Dec. 3. ^ 94, 83 

[1779] Hay, Udny. Substance of several paragraphs in letter to 

[Nov.?] [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene. Great need of 

money. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of John Fitzgerald? Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1779, Dec. 
13. C. C. 162, 8, 235 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Dec. 1 [Morristown]. Preparation of an army regis^r; 

resignations. A. L. S. of Benjamin Stoddert. 
2 pp. Answered Dec. 6.* 94, 94 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

I>Ec. 2 Congress [Philadelphia]. Horses for CoL 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 383 

[George] Baylor's dragoons. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read in Con- 
gress, Dec. 6. A. V, pt. I, 66 
1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 
I>wj. 2 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 
ting resolve. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. 
Answered Dec. 7.* 94, 82 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia. ] To [George] Washington 

I^»c. 3 [Morristown]. Difficulties in granting a commis- 

sion to Galvan. A. L. S. of Timothy Picker- 
ing, jr. 3 pp. Answered Dec. 12.* 94, 87 

1779 Champion, Henry. Colchester [Connecticut]. To Col. 

I^*c. 3 [Jeremiah] Wadsworth [West Point]. Meat sup- 

ply for army. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of John Clark, jr. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1779, 
Dec. 13. C. C. 162, 8, 231 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

Dbc. 4 Congress [Philadelphia]. Arrest of Dr. [William] 

Shippen [jr.]; winter quarters. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Bead 
in Congress, Dec. 7. A. V, pt. I, 59 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Medical Com- 

Dbc. 4 mittee of Congress, Philadelphia]. Trial of Dr. 

[Isaac] Foster. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. A. V, pt. I, 66 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Dec. 4 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolve. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. 
Answered Dec. 8.* 94, 96 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Movement of Virginia 

Dec. 4 troops. Contempoi'ary copy, attested by Charles 

Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1779, Dec. 4. 94, 98 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

Dbc. 6 War [Philadelphia]. Poor quality of shoes; 

resignations and promotions; case of Lt. Col. 
• [Peter] Adams; clothing. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

A. V, pt. I, 67 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. Baylor's dragoons 

Dec. 6 ordered to South Carolina; court-martial of ab- 

sent officers. Contemporary copy, attested by 



384 LIBBABY OF CONGRESS 

Charles Thomson. 3 pp. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1779, Dec. 7. 94, 104 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

I>Bc. 6 Morristown. Forwarding commissions for the 

Virginia Line. A. L. S. of Benjamin Stoddert. 
1 p. Answered Dec. 14.* 94, 99 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

I>»c. 7 Congress [Philadelphia]. Intentions of the 

enemy; counterfeiting; reenforcing the army. 
Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. Read in Congress, Dec. 10. 

A. V, pt. I, 71 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 128. 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

I>Bc. 7 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. 

94, 101 

1779 Continental Congress, Committee to confer withCommander 

I>«c. 7 in chief. Morristown. Report [to Congress, 

Philadelphia]. Virginia troops sent to the south- 
ward; filling state quotas; cooperative measures 
with France and Spain. Contemporary copy 
attested by James McHenry. 4 pp. 

A. V, pt. I, 61 

Committee appointed Nov. 30 to confer with Commander in chief 
on state of Southern Department and other matters: Schayler and 
Marchant. 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

I>"c. 8 Congress [Philadelphia]. Bight of challenges in 

court martial cases; Virginia troops ordered 
south. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Head in Congress, Dec. 11, 
Referred to Livingston, Mathews and Sherman. 

A. V, pt. I, 75 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 131, 
note. 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington 

^^' 8 [Morristown]. Transfer of Capts. [James] Lee 

and [Andrew] Porter's companies to Proctor's 
Artillery and troubles of rank that will be caused 
thereby. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. 
Answered Dec. 12.* 94, 105 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Dkc. 10 Congress, Philadelphia]. March of the Virginia 

troops south; expiration of enlistments; bounties; 
scarcity of forage and flour. Draft 6 pp. In 



IS 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 385 

handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Dec. 13. Referred to Board of 
War. A. V, pt. I, 79 

1779 Continental Congreii, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^' 10 [George] Washington [Morristown], Transmit- 

ting resolves; officer to succeed Col. [Theodorick] 
Bland. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. 

94,113 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Guards for Convention 

I>»c- 10 troops at Charlottesville; Col. [Theodorick] 

Bland's services and resignation. Contemporary 
copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 2 pp. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1779, Dec. 10. 94, 111 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

l^^c. 10 [Morristown]. Forwarding commissions for the 

Maryland Line. A. L. S. of Benjamin Stoddert. 

1 p. Answered Dec. 14.* 94, 109 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Dec. 10 [Morristown]. March of Virginia troops to South 

Carolina. A. L. S. of Timothy Pickering, jr. 

2 pp. Answered Dec. 14.* 94, 107 

1779 Ward, Joseph. Morristown. To [George] Washington 

I>J«. 10 [Morristown]. Subsistence of muster officers. 

Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1779, Dec. 13. 

C. C. 162, 8, 239 

1779 Anonymous. New York. To [George Washington, West 

^^^' 11 Point]. Embarkation of British at New York. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1779, Dec. 10. 

C. C. 162, 8, 223 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of War 

r>Ec. 12 [Philadelphia]. Case of Galvan; inspectorships. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. A. V, pt. I, 86 

1779 Flint, Royal. Morristown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

I>Bc. 12 Washington [Momstown]. Col. [Henry] Cham- 

pion's difficulties; lack of money. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

28632—06 25 



386 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1779, Dec. 13. C. C. 162, 8, 237 

1779 Georgia, Council, Minutes. Recommending Col. [Samuel] 

Dec. 12 Elbert for a brigadiership. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1780, Feb. 12. 94, 188 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

I>Bc. 13 Congress, Philadelphia]. Supply of meat. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. Read 
in Congress, Dec. 13. Referred to Sherman, 
Ellery, Livingston. A. V, pt. 1, 87 

1779 Washing^n, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

I^Kc 14 Congress, Philadelphia]. Minor military matters. 

Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
James McUeniy. Read in Congress, Dec 17. 

A. V, pt 1, 89 

1779 Washing^n, George. Morristown. To the Board of War 

^^' 1** [Philadelphia]. Movement of troops to the south- 

ward and kindred matters. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Re- 
ferred to Board of War. A. V, pt I, 91 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Credits for prices of sap- 

I>«^- 14 plies furnished by the States. D. S. of Charies 

Thomson. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1780, Jan. 25. 98, 20 

1779 Champion, Henry. Colchester [Connecticut]. To CoL 

I>w^- !•* [Jeremiah] Wadsworth [West Point]. Ina- 

bility to obtain cattle; lack of money. Cont^n- 
porary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard 
Eadder Meade. Enclosed in Washington to tlie 
President of Congress, 1779, Dec 24. 

C. C 15ft, 8, 265 

1779 Washington, Greorge. Morristown. To [the President of 

I>»c. 15 Congress, Philadelphia]. Necessity of immedimte 

supply of flour. Draft. 2 pp. In handwritiiig 
of Alexander Hamilton. Read in Congress, Dec 
20. Referred to Sherman, Forbes and Livingstoii. 

A. V, pi. I, 95 

Printed: Writiii^ <rf Washins^oo (FVxd) X. T. USiL S. OK. 

1779 Washington* George. Morristown. To [the Presideiit af 

Dbc. it Congre:^, [Philadelphia]. Bev. Mr. de b Mode's 

qualifications as secret agent inOanada. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of AleTander Hamillott. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 387 

Read in Congress, Dec. 21. Referred to Board of 
War. A. V, pt. I, 97 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Foid) N. Y. 1890. 8, 141. 

1779 Continental Congresi, Resolves. Estimates of commissary 

I>Bc. 17 and quartermaster supplies; purchases. D. S. of 

Charles Thomson. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1780, Jan. 25. 96, 20 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

l^Ec. 17 Morristown. Powder forthe Board of Admiralty. 

A. L. S. of Timothy Pickering, jr. 1 p. 94, 120 

1779 PhiUips, W[illiam]. New York. To [Sir Henry Clinton, 

Dec. 20 New York]. Negotiations for exchange of prison- 

ers. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of George Bond. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1780, Jan. 4. 

C. C. 162, 8, 307 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Dec. 21 [Morristown]. Clothing, horses etc. for Col. 

[Elisha] Sheldon's troop; uneasines.s over com- 
missions; aides claim to command. A. L. S. of 
Timothy Pickering, jr. 4 pp. Answered Jan. 15, 
1780.* 94, 122 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. Light Infantry Camp, Second River 

Dec. 21 [New Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Mor- 

ristown]. Movement of British fleet. Contem- 
porary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1779, Dec. 23. C. C. 162, 8, 259 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

Dec. 23 Congress [Philadelphia]. Report of movement 

of enemy fleet. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, Dec. 27. 
Referred to Board of War. A. V, pt. I, 99 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the Board of 

Dec. 23 War, Philadelphia], Horses and accoutrements 

for Armand's corps. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. V, pt I, 101 

1779 Wayne, Antho.ny. Second River [New Jersey]. To 

Dec. 23 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Sailing of 

British fleet from New York. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1779, Dec. 24. C. C. 162, 8, 267 



388 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Subsistence allowance to 

I>Bc. 23 field commissaries of military stores. Contem- 

porary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1779, Dec. 24. Published in Genl. Orders, 
Dec. 31. 94, 126 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

Dec. 24 Congress [Philadelphia]. Intelligence of the 

enemy; lack of supplies; want of flour. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read 
in Congress, Dec. 27. Referred to Board of 
War. A. V, pt. I, 103 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of War 

Dec. 24 [Philadelphia]. Col. [John] Mitchell as a witness 

at trial of [Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. A. V, pt. I, 105 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Dec. 24 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Considera- 

tion of his letters; transmission of resolves. L. 
S. of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. 94, 124 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolves. Witnesses at court mar- 

Dec. 24 tials; affidavits as evidence; expenses etc. Con- 

temporary cop3% attested by Charles Thomson. 
2 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1779, Dec. 24. 94, 125 

1779 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [Maj. Gen. WU- 

Dec. 24 • liam Phillips, New York]. Negotiation for an 

exchange of prisoners. Contemporaiy copy. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1780, Jan. 4. C. C. 162, 8, 311 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

Dkc. 25 Congress [Philadelphia]. Case of Elizabeth Bur- 

gin. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. Read in Congress, Dec. 30. Referred 
to Board of War. A. V, pt. I, 107 

1779 PhiUips, W[illiam]. New York. To Cols. [Robert] 

Dec. 25 Magaw, [George] Mathews, [John] Ely and Lt. 

Col. [Nathaniel] Ramsay [New York]. Negotia- 
tions for exchange of prisoners. Contemporary 
copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1780, Jan. 4. 

C. C. 162, 8, 313 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 389 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

r>Bc. 26 [Morristown]. Col. [Uriah] Mitchell's detention; 

need of his services. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 
2 pp. 94, 127 

1779 [Wayne, Anthony.] [Second River, New Jersey.] To 

I>Bc. 26 [George Washington, Morristown]. Sailing of 

British fleet from New York. [Extract of letter.] 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1779, Dec. 
27. C. C. 162, 8, 275 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

^^' 27 Congress [Philadelphia]. Sailing of enemy's 

fleet from New York. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, 
Dec. 30. A. V, pt. I, 109 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Regulation of post office 

DiBc. 27 and discharge of express-riders. Contemporary 

copy attested by Charles Thomson. 2 pp. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1779, Dec. 29. 94, 130 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

I>Bc. 28 War [Philadelphia]. Appointments in Armand's 

^ corps. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. A. V, pt. I, 111 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Postage rates and free let- 

^^- 28 ters. Contemporary copy, attested by Charles 

Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1779, Dec. 29. 94, 131 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of War 

I>Ec. 29 [Philadelphia]. Clothing for prisoners. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

A. V, pt. I, 118 

1779 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

l>Ec. 29 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Trans- 

mitting resolves; expectation of saving of 
express expenses. L. S. of Samuel Hunting- 
ton. 1 p. Answered Jan. 4, 1780.* See also 
letter of Jan. 5. 94, 129 

1779 Henry, William. [Lancaster, Pennsylvania.] To [the Board 

^^' 29 of War, Philadelphia]. Mismanagement of com- 

missary of hides. [Extract of letter.] Contem- 
porary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Benjamin 
Stoddert. Enclosed in Board of War to Wash- 
ington, 1779, Jan. 2. 94, 134 



390 UBBABY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Washington, George. Morris town. To [the President of 

I>"c. 30 Congress, Philadelphia]. Sailing of enemy's 

troops from New York. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of James McHenry. Read in Congress, 
Jan. 4, 1780. A. V, pt. I, 116 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

^^' 31 Treasury [Philadelphia]. Paymaster in the High- 

lands; low state of the military chest. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

A. V, pt. I, 117 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Plan for obtaining supplies 

r>Bc. 31 [of blankets]; order to Board of War. A. D. S. 

of George Bond. 1 p. Enclosed in Board of War 
to Washington, 1780, Mar. 30. 96, 26 

1779 [Knox, Henry.] Return of four Pennsylvania companies 

Dbc. of artillery. Tabular statement. 1 p. In hand- 

writing of Samuel Shaw. Enclosed in Board of 
War to Washington, 1780, Aug. 14. 96, 260 

1779 [Knox, Henry.] Return of 4:th Continental Artillery. 
Dec. Tabular statement. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Samuel Shaw. Enclosed in Board of War to 
Washington, 1780, Aug. 14. 96, 259 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To the President of 
Jan. 1 Congress [Philadelphia]. Clothing for British 

prisoners in Philadelphia. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Benjamin Stoddert. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1780, 
Jan. 3. 94, 160 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President 

Jan. 2 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Value of Duportail, 

la Radiere, Laumoy and de Gouvion to the serv- 
ice. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alex- 
ander Hamilton. Read in Congress, Jan. 11. Re- 
ferred to Board of War. A. V, pt. I, 119 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N, Y. 1890. 8, 148. 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington, 

Jan. 3 Morristown. Clothing for British prisoners. 

A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. Answered 
Jan. 11* 94, 166 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Jan. 3 [Morristown]. [Richard] Howell and secret ex- 

pedition of Capt. Nathaniel Bowman; measures 
adopted. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 2 pp. 
Answered Jan. 11* 94, 158 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 391 

1780 Hint, Royal. Morristown. To [George] Washington 

Jan. 3 [Morristown]. Failure of meat supplies; want of 

bread. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1780, 
Jan. 5. C. C. 152, 8, 325 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Jan. 4 Congress, Philadelphia]. Exchange of prisoners 

proposed by the British. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Jan. 13. • A. V, pt. I, 121 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 162. 

1780 Craig, I[saac], P[atrick] Duffy, John Webster and Mat- 

J-^N. 4 thew McGoire. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

[Henry] Knox [Morristown]. Protesting against 
annexing Pennsylvania companies to Proctor's 
artillery. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Samuel Shaw. Addressed by Knox 
to Prest. Jos. Reed. Enclosed in Board of War 
to Washington, 1780, Aug. 14. 96, 266 

1780 Irvine, William. Crane's Mills [New Jersey]. To [Gen. 

Jan. 4 George Washington, Morristown]. Failure of 

supplies; desertions. Contemporary copy . 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of 
Congress, 1780, Jan. 5. C. C. 162, 8, 329 

[1780] Prisoners, Exchange of. Propositions advanced as result 

[Jan. 4?] of conference of Maj. Gen. William Phillips, 

Cols. Robert Magaw, George Mathews, John Ely 
and Lt. Col. Nathaniel Ramsay. Contemporary 
copy. 11 pp. In hdndwriting of John Clark, jr? 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1780, Jan. 4. C. C. 162, 8, 291 

[1780] Prisoners. Statement of number in hands of enemy, Con- 

[Jan. 4?] vention troops and balance struck; values of rank 

etc. 2 pp. In handwriting of George Bond. En- 
closed in W^ashington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1780, Jan. 4. C. C. 162, 8, 307 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [President of 

^^^' ^ Congress, Philadelphia]. Discharge of express 

riders; method of paying troops; great want of 
provisions. L. S. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Jan. 11. C. C. 162, 8, 321 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

"^^^^ ^ [Morristown]. Mismanagement of commissary 



392 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

of hides. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 2 pp. 
Answered Jan. 11.* 94, 132 

1780 Knox, H[enry]. Morristown. To [George] Washington. 

Jan. 7 Statement of ammunition and apparatus necessary 

for certain specified pieces of ordnance. D. S. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Samuel Shaw. 

A. V, pt. I, 187 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. Payment of officers for 

Jan. 8 horses killed in battle; arrangement of Georgia 

' regiments. Contemporary copy, attested by 
Charles Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1780, Jan 12. 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Dismissal of Maj. Gen. 

Jan. 10 Charles Lee. Contemporary copy, attested by 

Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1780, Jan. 14. 

94, 155 

1780 Safford, Samuel. Bennington [Vermont]. To President 

Jan. 10 of Congress. Memorial for permission to tem- 

porarily retire from the service. A. D. S. 1 p. 
Read in Congress Feb. 3. Referred to Board of 
War. Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 
1780, Feb. 7. 94, 178 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

Jan. 11 War [Philadelphia]. Col. [John] Mitchell as 

witness in court martial of [Maj.] Gen; [Bene- 
dict] Arnold; clothing for British prisoners. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. A. V, pt. I, 129 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

Jan. 11 War [Philadelphia]. Capt. [Nathaniel] Bowman's 

expedition. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. A. V, pt. I, 131 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee on reduction of army. 

Jan. 11 Philadelphia. To [George] Washington, Mor- 

ristown. Matters for consideration. A. L. S. 
of E[lbridge] Gerry, signed also by Robt. R. Liv- 
ingston and Jno. Mathews. 1 p. Answered 
Jan. 23.* 94, 153 

[1780] Continental Congress. Tentative resolves reducing army 

[Jan. 11] and providing for deranged officers. Contem- 

porary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Elbridge 



CORBESPONDBNCB OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 393 

Gerry. Submitted for consideration in Commit- 
tee on reduction of army to Washington, 1780, 
Jan. 11. 94, 161 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. Settlement of accounts 

J^N. 11 of the Convention troops. Contemporary copy, 

attested by Charles Thomson. 4 pp. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1780, 
Jam 14. 94, 137 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 12 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; attention to his letter. A. L. S. 
of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. Answered Jan. 
18.* 94, 149 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. Abolition of Mustering 

Jan. 12 Department. Contemporary copy, attested by 

Charles Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington 1780, Jan. 14. 

94, 148 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. March of Virginia 

Jan. 12 troops south; commission to Galvan. Contem- 

porary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1780, Jan. 12. 94, 150 

1780 Continental Congress. Order. Letter to Connecticut, New 

Jan. 12 York, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Contempo- 

rary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1780, Jan. 12. 94, 152 

1780 Gerry, E[lbridge]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

Jan. 12 ton [Morristown]. Reenforcement of army; 

delav of Congress; uneasiness of France. A. L. 
S. 2 pp. Answered Jan. 29.* 35, 64 

1780 Armstrong, John. Carlisle [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Jan. 12 Washington [Morristown]. Public finances. A. 

L. S. 2 pp. 36, 66 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. Exchange of prisoners; 

Jan. 13 methods, settlement of accounts etc. Contem- 

porary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 8 pp. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1780, Jan. 14. 94, 138 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 14 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; exchange of prisoners. L. S. of 
Samuel Huntington. 2 pp. 94, 134 



394 LIBBABY OF CONGRESS 

1780 Board of Treasury. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

Jan. 14 ton [Morristown]. Exchange of prisoners and 

liquidation of accounts of Convention troops. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
XI!aleb Gibbs. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1780, Jan. 19. 

C. C. 162, 8, 359 

1780 Continental Congresi, Resolve. Retention of expresses 

Jan. 14 in public service. Contemporary copy, attested 

by Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1780, Jan. 14. 

94,144 

1780 Continental Congreii, Resolve. Retention of Duportail, 

Jan. 14 Laumoy and Gouvion in service of the United 

States. Contemporary copy, attested by Charles 
Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1780, Jan. 14. 94, 145 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington, 

Jan. 14 Morristown. Col. [Uriah] Mitchell; troops or- 

dered to Virginia. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 
2 pp. 94, 145 

1780 Board of Treainry. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Wash- 

Jan. 14 ington [Morristown]. Negotiations for exchange 

of prisoners; unsettled accounts of the Conven- 
tion troops. A. L. S. of William Churchill 
Houston. 4 pp. Answered Jan. 20.* 92, 124 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

Jan. 15 War [Philadelphia]. Clothing and horses for the 

dragoons; rank of aides and other, officers. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. A. V, pt. I, 133 

Printed In part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890, 8, 166. 

1780 Anonymous. Extract of letter from London to a British 

Jan. 15 officer in Georgia. British plan for carrying on 

the war. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1780, 
Apr. 20. 94, 311 

1780 Duportail [Louis Le Begue]. Morristown. To [George] 

Jan. 16 Washington [Morristown]. Commission for 

Capt. [Daniel] Nevin; commissions for Sappers 
and Miners. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1780, Jan. 
26. C. C. 162, 8, 337 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 395 

1780 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Elizabethtown [New 

Jan. 16 Jersey]. To [George Washington, Morristown]. 

Report of his expedition against Staten Island. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1780, Jan. 18. 

C. C. 162,8,347 

1780 Georgia, General Assembly. Committee report on conduct 

J^N- 17 of i^aj. Gen. [Robert] Howe in Dec. 1778. Con- 

temporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of George 
Bond. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1781, Sep. 7. 97, 156 

1780 Washington, George. [Morristown.] To [the President 

Jan. 18 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Baron Steuben and 

condition of army; the Virginia line arrange- 
ment. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, Jan. 24. 
Referred to Board of War to confer with Steuben 
and report to Congress. A. V, pt. I, 139 

1780 Waihington, George. Morristown. To the President o{ 

^^^' 1^ Congress [Philadelphia]. Lord Stirling's expe- 

dition; intelligence of the enemy. Draft. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read in Con- 
gress, Jan. 20. A. V, pt. 1, 137 

1780 Waihington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Jan. 18 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Respecting Lord 

Stirling's letter. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. Read in Congress, Jan. 22. 

A. V, pt. I, 141 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [the President of Con- 

*^^^- ^^ gress, Philadelphia]. Col. Armand [-Tutin, Mar- 

quis de la Roueriejs] claim to promotion; his serv- 
ices. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1780, Jan. 
21. 94, 164 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Jan. 19 Congress, Philadelphia]. Accounts of the Con- 

vention troops; exchanges. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Jan. 25. Referred to Sherman, 
Forbes and Mathews. A. V, pt. I, 143 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Cols. [Robert] 

Jan. 19 Magaw, [George] Mathews [John] Ely and [Na- 



396 LIBBABY OF CONGRESS 

thaniel] Ramsay [Morristown]. Exchange of 
prisoners and settlement of accounts. Contem- 
porary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Caleb 
Gibbs. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1780, Jan. 23? C. C. 162, 8, 317 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

J^N. 20 Treasury [Philadelphia]. Settlement of accounts 

of the Convention troops. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. I, 149 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Dr. [John] With- 

Jan. 20 erspoon [Philadelphia ?]. Energy [of New Jersey] 

in furnishing supplies to the army. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

A. V, pt. I, 147 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 172, note. 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Commission to investigate 

J^N- 20 staff department; powers and duties. D. S. of 

Charles Thomson. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1780, Jan. 25. 96, 24 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. [Philip John] Schuyler, 

Jan. 21 [Timothy] Pickering, [jrj and [Thomas] Mifflin 

appointed commissioners to investigate staff de- 
partments of the army. D. S. of Charles Thom- 
son. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1780, Jan. 25. 96, 24 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 21 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Col. Ar- 

mand [-Tufin, Marquis de la Rouerie]'s] claim 
to promotion. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. 
Answered Jan. 27.* 94, 163 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Col. Armand [-Tufin]'s 

Jan. 21 application. Contemporary copy, attested by 

Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1780, Jan. 21. 

94, 162 

1780 Knox, Henry. Morristown. To Prest. [Joseph] Reed 

Jan. 22 [Philadelphia]. Transmitting artillery returns 

and sentiments of officers on proposed incorpora- 
tion. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Board of War 
to Washington, 1780, Aug. 14. 95, 258 

1780 Washington, George. [Morristown.] To [Committee on 

*^^^- 2^ reduction of army,] Philadelphia. Expiration 



^ijp'-*.^'"' 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 397 

of enlistments; consolidation of regiments; offi- 
cers; filling the battalions, etc. Draft. 7 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. V, pt. I, 153 

Committee: Oerry, R. R. Livingston and Mathews. 
Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 174. 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To [George 

•^^^- ^ Washington, Morristown]. Extravagance in staff 

departments; investigating commission. L. S. of 
Samuel Huntington. 1 p. Answered Feb. 8.* 

96,22 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

Jan. 26 Congress [Philadelphia]. Conmiission for Capt. 

[Daniel] Nevin; officers of the Sappers and 
Miners. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Alex- 
ander Hamilton. Read in Congress, Jan. 31. 
Referred to the Board of War. A. V, pt. 1, 161 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

J-^* 26 Congress [Philadelphia]. Col. [Theodorick] 

Bland's expense account. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read in Con- 
gress, Jan. 31. Referred to Board of War. 

A. V, pt. I, 165 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Negotiation for exchange 

Jan. 26 of prisoners; liquidation of British accounts. 

Contemporary copy, attested by Charles Thom- 
son. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1780, Jan. 27. 94, 171 

1780 Arnold, Benedict. Court-martial of. Extract of proceed- 

J^^- 2^ ings. Opinion of court on the various charges. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Timothy Pickering, jr. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1780, Mar. 14. 

94, 193 

1780 [Hazen, Moses.] [Crane's Mills, iNew Jersey.] To [George 

Jan. 26 Washington, Morristown]. British attack on 

Elizabethtown. [Extract of letter.] Ip. In hand- 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1780, 
Jan. 27. C. C. 152, 8, 383 

1780 » Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 
Jan. 27 Congress, Philadelphia]. Col. Armand's claim to 



398 



LIBBAKY OF CONGRESS 



1780 

Jan. 27 



promotion. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, Jan. 31. 

A. V, pt. 1, 173 

Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 
Congress [Philadelphia]. Enemy's surprise at 
Elizabethtown [New Jersey]; exertions of county 
magistrates to supply army with provisions. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, Jan. 31. 

A. V, pt. I, 171 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 183, 



note. 



1780 

Jan. 27 



1780 

Jan. 27 



1780 

Jan. 29 



1780 

Jan. 30 



1780 

Jan. 31 



1780 

Jan. 31 



Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 
[George] Washington [Morristown]. Exchange 
of prisoners; payment of debt by British. L. S. 
of Samuel Huntington. 3 pp. 94, 169 

[Heath, William.] [West Point.] To [George Washing- 
ton, Morristown]. Fire at West Point; return 
of stores destroyed. [Extract of letter.] 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison, 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1780, Feb. 14. C. C. 162, 8, 409 

[Washington, George.] To Elbridge Gerry [Philadelphia]. 
Reenforcing army; provisions. Draft. 8 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

P. n, 17 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 182. 

Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 
Congress Philadelphia]. Transmitting proceed- 
ings of court martial of Maj. Gen. [Benedict] 
Arnold and copy of letter from the Quartermaster 
General. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Rob- 
ert Hanson Harrison. A. V, pt. I, 177 

Continental Congress, Resolve. Appreciation of efforts of 
the State of New Jersey in supplying the Army. 
Contemporary copy, attested by Charles Thom- 
son. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1780, Feb. 1. 94, 174 

Continental Congress, Resolves. Gratitude to France; co- 
operative measures; supplies; naval campaign; 
British machinations. Contemporary copy, at- 
tested by Charles Thomson. 3 pp. Transmitted 
to Washington. 96, 15 



14 V 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 399 

[1780] Washington, George. [Morristown.] Statement of times 

[Jan.] of expiration of various troops. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. ' 

A. V, pt. I, 151 

[1780] Campbell, Archibald. To the Council of Massachusetts 

[Jan.?] [Boston]. Description of country around Penob- 

scot; topography, number of inhabitants etc. 
Contemporary copy, attested by Charles Thom- 
son. 4 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1780, Apr. 9. 94, 336 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown. To [George] Washing- 

Jan. ton [Morristown]. Lack of money, facilities, etc. , 

for obtaining supplies; the situation. Contem- 
porary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of Richard 
Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1780, Jan. 30. 

C. C. 162, 8, 389 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Feb. 1 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. 
Answered Feb. 8.* 94, 172 

1780 Morris, Robert. Philadelphia. To [George Washington 

Feb. 1 Morristown]. Wine; winter visit to Philadel- 

phia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 36, 242 

1780 [Heath, William.] [Highlands, New York.] To [George 

Feb. 2 Washington, Morristown.] Second fire at West 

Point. [Extract of letter. ] 2 pp. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1780, Feb. 14. 

C. C. 162, 8, 413 

1780 Stoddard, Orring. Young's Farm [Westchester County? 

Feb. 3 New York]. Surprise of his detachment by Brit- 

ish. [Extract of letter.] 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1780, Feb. 14. 

C. C. 162, 8, 415 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Robert Morris 

Feb. 4 [Philadelphia]. Shipment of wine; invitation to 

visit Philadelphia. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. 

P. II, 29 

1780 [Heath, William.] [Highlands.] To [George Washington, 

Feb. 4 Morristown]. The surprise at Young's Farm. 

[Extract of letter.] 2 pp. In handwriting of 



400 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

John Fitzgerald? Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1780, Feb. 14. 

C. C. 162, 8, 417 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Feb. 6 Congress, Philadelphia]. Col. Armand [-TufinJ's 

service in France. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Feb. 10. C. C. 162, 8, 395 

1780 Armand, [-Tufln, Charles, Marquis de la Rouerie], [Mor- 

Feb. 5 ristown.] To [George] Washington [Morris- 

town] Length of service in the French army. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1780, Feb. 5. 

C. C. 162, 8, 397 

1780 Washington, George. [Morristown.] To [the President 

Feb. 6 of Congress, Philadelphia] Ti-ansmitting Col. 

Armand's statement of his length of service in 
French army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. Read in Congress, Feb. 2. 

A. V, pt. I, 179 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of War 

Feb. 6 [Philadelphia]. Incorporation of Pulaski's with 

Armand's corps; promotion of the latter. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. V, pt. I, 181 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Feb. 7 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Intelligence 

from the south. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 
1 p. Answered Feb. 14. * 94, 175 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

Feb. 7 Morristown. Transmitting a memorial. A. L. S. 

of Benjamin Stoddert. 1 p. Answered Feb. 18.* 

94,177 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

Feb. 8 Congress [Philadelphia]. Exchange of prisoners. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, Feb. 12. 

A. V, pt. I, 183 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of War 

Feb. 8 [Philadelphia]. Artillery and ordnance stores for 

a western expedition. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A, V, pt. I, 185 




WRITING OF JOHN LAURENS. 



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402 

17W [W«ft, WMBmbu] [Highhrnifv ] To[Ge[iigp Wtrfrngicn, 



Fam. [Extnct^kittT.] Sppu Ishniinitk^ 
<rf Bobeft &I1SOB HarrisoB. EDdased in Widk^ 
ii^gtoo to die Presidettf of Co^ressu IT^tCL F^^ 11^ 

GLC ur^4» 

1789 Gfldiaartal Giac^nH, BegolTcs Geoi^pa'^ esenioBs; 

^<>^ ^^ quota of troop^: arru^cineiit: CoL [StHHielj 

EUtert'B cftsei. Contaiiporary coprr. attesiei br 
CTiarie§ Thomsoii. 2 pp. Eadoscd a Pkiesi> 
deot of Coi^iee6 to Waghii^toiiL 17M<L Fe^ l±. 

ITW i:Mrtwmfl CMgffM. President. FhOadelpliia. To 

^'^^ ^ [('^(''g^] Wadui^[tDo [l»Iorri§towii). ExcShm^ 

of CoL [Sunoel] Elbeit. L. S. of Sunnd Hii^> 
ington. 1 p- Answered Feb. 23.* M. ISS 

1780 C— tiaratal (Siac^nH, Beeolre. Coafirmation of coiut> 

^'^ 1^ martial sentetice of Maj. Gen. [Boiedkt] Arnold. 

A« D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington^ 17S0. Mar. 
14. 8L 1^ 

1780 WnAimgtam^ George. Morristown. To [the Preddent ci 

Poh 14 Congress Philadelphia]. Fires at West PoiiiU 

moves of enemy. Draft. 2 pp. In handwntiBg' 
of Bobert Hanson Harrison. Bead in CoDgr^B^ 
Feb. 19. Referred to Board of War. 

A V, pt. L SOS 

1780 Washiagtimt George. Morristown. To the Board of War 

Fkh \f, [Philadelphia]. Completing the States quotas of 

troops. Ehuft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Bobert 
Hanson Harrison. A V, pt. L 205 

1780 Greene, Ebenezer. To Congress. Memorial praying for 

*'«»' ^^ relief from obligations of parole. D. S. 1 p. 

Endorsed on back in handwriting of Bichard 
Peters and crossed out, is report of the Board of 
War on this memorial. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1780, Feb. 21. 94, 202 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Fjkb. 15 [Morristown]. Combining certain troops with 

Armand'scorps. A. L. S. of Benjamin Stoddert. 
3 pp. Answered Feb 18.* 94, 197 

1780 Board of Admiralty. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

¥kh, V} ington [Morristown]. Complaints of Britiali 



COBRESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 403 

treatment of marine prisoners. L. S. of Francis 
Lewis. 1 p. Answered Feb. 19.* Miscel. 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

Frb, 17 Congress [Philadelphia]. Returns of troops and 

filling the States' quotas. Draft. Ip. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Referred 
to Board of War. A. V, pt. I, 209 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the North Caro- 

Feb. 17 Una delegates in Congress [Philadelphia]. Cloth- 

ing for North Carolina troops. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

A. V, pt. I, 207 

[1780] Washington, George. [Morristown.] To [the Board of 

[Feb. 18] War, Philadelphia], Reduction of Armand's 

corps and minor matters. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

A. V, pt. I, 211 

1780 [Board of War.] [Philadelphia,] To [Otis & Henley, Bos- 

Feb. 18. ton]. Clothing for dragoons. [Extract of let- 

ter.] Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Benjamin Stoddert. Enclosed in Board of 
War to Washington, 1780, Mar. 17. 94, 242 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

Feb. 19. Admiralty [Philadelphia]. Marine prisoners of 

war. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. V, pt. I, 213 

1780 Continental Congress. Resolve. Memorial of Capt. Eben- 

Feb. 19. ezer Greene and hostages of the Cedars. Con- 

temporary copy, attested by George Bond. 1 p. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1780, Feb. 21. 94, 201 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Feb. 21. [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; hostages of the Cedars. L. S. of 
Samuel Huntington. 1 p. Answered Mar. 6.* 

94,199 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

Feb. 21. Morristown. Bounty for reenlistments in Bland's 

troop; command of Eastern Department; retalia- 
tion for treatment of [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee. 
A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. Answered 
Mar. 3. 94, 203 



402 UBBABY OF CONGRESS 

1780 [Heath, William.] [Highlands.] To [George Washington, 

Feb. 10 Morristown]. Account of the surprise at Young's 

Fann. [Extract of letter.] 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1780, Feb. 14. 

C. C. 152, 8^, 419 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves Georgia's exertions; 

Feb. 11 quota of troops; arrangement; Col. [Samuel] 

Elbert's case. Contemporary copy, -attested by 
Charles Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1780, Feb. 12. 

94, 186 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Feb- 12 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Exchange 

of Col. [Samuel] Elbert. L. S. of Samuel Hunt- 
ington. 1 p. Answered Feb. 23.* 94, 183 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Confirmation of court- 

Feb. 12 martial sentence of Maj. Gen. [Benedict] Arnold. 

A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1780, Mar. 
14. 94, 189 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Feb. 14 Congress Philadelphia]. Fires at West Point; 

moves of enemy. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Feb. 19. Referred to Board of War. 

A. V, pt. I, 203 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of War 

Feb. 15 [Philadelphia]. Completing the States quotas of 

troops. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. A. V, pt. I, 205 

1780 Greene, Ebenezer. To Congress. Memorial praying for 

Feb. 15 relief from obligations of parole. D. S. 1 p. 

Endorsed on back in handwriting of Richard 
Peters and crossed out, is report of the Board of 
W^ar on this memorial. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1780, Feb. 21. 94, 202 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Feb. 15 [Morristown]. Combining certain troops with 

Armand's corps. A. L. S. of Benjamin Stoddert. 
3 pp. Answered Feb 18.* 94, 197 

1780 Board of Admiralty. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

Feb. 15 ington [Morristown]. Complaints of British 



COBBBSPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 403 

treatment of marine prisoners. L. S. of Francis 
Lewis. 1 p. Answered Feb. 19.* Misoel. 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

Feb. 17 Congress [Philadelphia]. Returns of troops and 

filling the States' quotas. Draft. Ip. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Referred 
to Board of War. A. V, pt. I, 209 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the North Caro- 

Feb. 17 Una delegates in Congress [Philadelphia]. Cloth- 

ing for North Carolina troops. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

A. V, pt. I, 207 

[1780] Washington, George. [Morristown.] To [the Board of 

[Feb. 18] War, Philadelphia]. Reduction of Armand's 

corps and minor matters. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

A. V, pt. I, 211 

1780 [Board of War.] [Philadelphia,] To [Otis & Henley, Bos- 

Feb. 18. ton]. Clothing for dragoons. [Extract of let- 

ter.] Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Benjamin Stoddert. Enclosed in Board of 
War to Washington, 1780, Mar. 17. 94, 242 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

Feb. 19. Admiralty [Philadelphia]. Marine prisoners of 

war. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. V, pt. I, 213 

1780 Continental Congress. Resolve. Memorial of Capt. Eben- 

Feb. 19. ezer Greene and hostages of the Cedars. Con- 

temporary copy, attested by George Bond. 1 p. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1780, Feb. 21. 94, 201 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Feb. 21. [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; hostages of the Cedars. L. S. of 
Samuel Huntington. 1 p. Answered Mar. 6.* 

94, 199 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

Feb. 21. Morristown. Bounty for reenlistments in Bland's 

troop; command of Eastern Department; retalia- 
tion for treatment of [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee. 
A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. Answered 
Mar. 3. 94, 203 



402 UBBABY OF CONGBBSS 

1780 [Heath, WUliam.] [Highlands.] To [George Washington, 

Feb. 10 Morristown]. Account of the surprise at Young's 

Fann. [Extract of letter.] 8 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1780, Feb. 14. 

G. G. 152, 8^, 419 

1780 Gontinental Gongress, Resolves Georgia's exertions; 

Feb. 11 quota of troops; arrangement; Col. [Samuel] 

Elbert's case. Contemporary copy, attested by 
Charles Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1780, Feb. 12. 

94,186 

1780 Gontinental Gongress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Feb. 12 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Exchange 

of Col. [Samuel] Elbert. L. S. of Samuel Hunt- 
ington. 1 p. Answered Feb. 23.* 94, 183 

1780 Gontinental Gongress, Resolve. Confirmation of court- 

F^- 12 martial sentence of Maj. Gen. [Benedict] Arnold. 

A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1780, Mar. 
14. 94, 189 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Feb. 14 Congress Philadelphia]. Fires at West Point; 

moves of enemy. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Feb. 19. Referred to Board of War. 

A. V, pt. I, 203 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of War 

Feb 15 [Philadelphia]. Completing the States quotas of 

troops. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. A. V, pt. I, 205 

1780 Greene, Ebenezer. To Congress. Memorial praying for 

Feb. 15 relief from obligations of parole. D. S. 1 p. 

Endorsed on back in handwriting of Richard 
Peters and crossed out, is report of the Board of 
War on this memorial. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1780, Feb. 21. 94, 202 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Feb. 15 [Morristown]. Combining certain troops with 

Armand's corps. A. L. S. of Benjamin Stoddert. 
3 pp. Answered Feb 18.* 94, 197 

1780 Board of Admiralty. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

Feb. 15 ington [Morristown]. Complaints of British 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 403 

treatment of marine prisoners. L. S. of Francis 
Lewis. 1 p. Answered Feb. 19.* Miscel. 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

Feb. 17 Congress [Philadelphia]. Returns of troops and 

filling the States' quotas. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Referred 
to Board of War. A. V, pt. I, 209 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the North Caro- 

Feb. 17 Una delegates in Congress [Philadelphia]. Cloth- 

ing for North Carolina troops. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

A. V, pt. I, 207 

[1780] Washington, George. [Morristown.] To [the Board of 

[Feb. 18] War, Philadelphia]. Reduction of Armand's 

corps and minor matters. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

A. V, pt. I, 211 

1780 [Board of War.] [Philadelphia,] To [Otis & Henley, Bos- 

Feb. 18. ton]. Clothing for dragoons. [Extract of let- 

ter.] Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Benjamin Stoddert. Enclosed in Board of 
War to Washington, 1780, Mar. 17. 94, 242 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

Fkb. 19. Admiralty [Philadelphia]. Marine prisoners of 

war. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. V, pt. I, 213 

1780 Continental Congress. Resolve. Memorial of Capt. Eben- 

Feb. 19. ezer Greene and hostages of the Cedars. Con- 

temporary copy, attested by George Bond. 1 p. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1780, Feb. 21. 94, 201 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Feb. 21. [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; hostages of the Cedars. L. S. of 
Samuel Huntington. 1 p. Answered Mar. 6.* 

94,199 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

Feb. 21. Morristown. Bounty for reenlistments in Bland's 

troop; command of Eastern Department; retalia- 
tion for treatment of [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee. 
A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. Answered 
Mar. 3. 94, 203 



404 UBRABT OF COK(HUSS8 

1780 Centiaental CongTeM, President. Fhiladelphim. To 

Fb». 22. [Creorge] Washington [Morristown]. Fleet mt 

EQiyana; report of British fleet off the Georgia 
Coast. L. S. of Samael Huntington. 2 pp. 
Answered Mar 6.* 94, 207 

ITiO Board of War. [Phikdelphia.] To [Creorge Washington, 

Fkb. 22. Morristown]. Betoms of the varioos cavalry 

troops; state quotas, embarrassments, delays, etc 
L. 8. of Richard Peters. 4 pp. In handwriting 
of Benjamin Stoddert. Answered Feb. 27.* 

94t 205 

1780 [Lincoln, Benjamin.] [Charleston, South Oarolina]. To 

Fkb. 22. [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Move- 

ment of British at Stono Ferry. [Extract of 
letter.] Contemporary copy. 2 pp. E^losed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1780, 
Mar. 19. 94, 245 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Feb. 23. Congress, Philadelphia]. Transmitting news- 

papers. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Ti^hman. A. V, pt I, 215 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

Feb. 23. Congress [Philadelphia]. Transmitting New 

York papers and acknowledging receipt of docu- 
ments. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. C. C. 152, 8, 423 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the Board of 

^^^' 23 War, Philadelphia]. Swords for non-commis- 

sioned officers; scarcity of drums, etc. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. V, pt. I, 217 

1780 Lovell, James. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

Feb. 23 [Morristown], News from Europe; supplies from 

France ; England and Holland. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

36,2 

1780 Biddle, Clement. Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Nathanael 

Feb. 25 Greene, Morristown]. Failure in forage and grain 

supplies and cause. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of James McHenry . Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1780, 
Mar. 6. C. C. 162, 8, 431 

1780 Continental Congress. Resolve. State quotas of supplies; 

Feb. 26 ruling prices, general arrangements, etc. Con- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 405 

temporary copy. Attested by Charles Thom- 
son. 5 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1780, Feb. 29. 94, 213 

1780 [Blaine, Ephraim.] Boston. To [George] Washington 

Feb. 26 [Morristown]. Purchase of supplies in Connecti- 

cut; beef, etc. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1780, 
Mar. 17. C. C. 162, 8, 443 

[1780] [Laurens, Henry.] [Charleston, South Carolina.] To 

[Feb. 25] ? Station and force of enemy; naval 

strength before Charleston; arrangement and 
force of American troops. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. Note by Samuel Huntington: ''The Ex- 
press who brings this says it is an Extract Taken 
from the late President Laurens in Charles Town 
which he saw copied oflf." Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1780, Mar. 19. 

94, 246 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the Board of 

Feb. 26 War, Philadelphia]. Powers of the Board of 

War as respects courts-martial. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. V, pt. 1, 219 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 203. 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the Board of 

Feb. 27 A\'ar, Philadelphia]. State quota; exchange of 

prisoners. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. V, pt. I, 223 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] Standards, drums and 

Feb. 28 fifes, hangers, belts, etc., for troops, state of 

supplies. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 2 pp. 
Answered Mar. 6.* 94, 209 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Feb. 29 [George] Washington [Morristown]. [Brig.] 

Gen. [William] Irvine's claim to rank; resolves 
transmitted; exertions of states to furnish sup- 
plies. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 2 pp. 
Answered Mar. 6* and 8.* 94, 211 

1780 Continental Congress. Resolve. Brig. Gen. [William] 

Feb. 29 Irvine's claim to rank. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 

1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1780, Feb. 29. Miscel 



406 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1780 Flenry, [Francois] L[oais Teisseydre, Marquis de]. Ver- 

Mar. 1 sailles. To the President of Congress, Philadel- 

phia. Application for extension of leave. A. L. 
S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1780, May 17. C. C. 152, 8, 565 

1780 Hew York, Senate, Resolves. Raising of troops for de- 

Mab. 2 fence of the frontier. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1780, Apr. 6. 94, 279 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of War 

Mar. 3 [Philadelphia]. Complaints of subalterns of the 

Massachusetts line. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. I, 225 

1780 Waihington, George. Morristown. To James Lovell 

Mar. 4 [Philadelphia]. Supplies from France; the King 

of England's speech. Draft. 2 p. In hand- 
writing of James McHenry. A. V, pt. I, 227 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George Washington] 

^AR. 4 Morristown. Supplies for Fort Pitt; prospective 

operations on the Western frontier. A. L. S. of 
Richard Peters. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 14.* 

94, 217 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Ma»- ^ Congress, Philadelphia]. British fleet; exchange 

of the hostages of the Cedars; Quartermaster 
General's department; ]Brig.] Gen. [William] 
Irvine's rank; specific supplies from the states. 
L. S. 3 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. Read in Congress Mar. 16. Referred to 
Board of Treasury. C. C. 162, 8, 427 

The draft, A. V, pt. I, 229, is dated Mar. 7. 

I>rinted in part : Writings of Washington ( Ford ) N. Y . 1890. 8, 218. 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the Board of 

Mar. 6 War, Philadelphia]. Supplies from France; 

swords for non-commissioned officers. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. V, pt. 1, 223 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Virginia, North and South 

Mar. 6 Carolina troops. A. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 

1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1780, Mar. 9. 94, 222 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown. To [George] Washing- 

Mar. 6 ton. [Morristown.] State of affairs in Quarter- 

master General's Department. Contemporary 



COBBESPONDBNCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 407 

copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1780, Mar. 17. 

C. C. 162, 8, 447 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of War 

Mar. 8 [Philadelphia]. Accoutrements for the dragoons; 

clothing, etc. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. I, 235 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. Militia of Virginia, 

Mab. 8 North and South Carolina; reenforcements for 

Southern army. Contemporary copy, attested 
by Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congi'ess to Washington, 1780, Mar. 9. 

94,221 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Mar. 9 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; discretionary power to make de- 
tachments. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 2 pp. 
Answered Mar. 20.* 94, 219 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. Arrears due soldiers for 

Mar, 10 clothing. Contemporary copy, attested by 

Charles Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1780, Mar. 11. 

94, 192 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George Washington] 

Mar. 10 Morristown. Convening of a general court mar- 

tial at Philadelphia. Capt. [Theophilus] Parke's 
case. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 2 pp. An- 
swered Mar. 25.* 94, 226 

1780 Continental Congress. Proclamation appointing Apr. 26 

^^^^' ^^ a day of fasting and prayer. D. S. of Samuel 

Huntington, countersigned by Charles Thomson. 
2 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1780, Mar. 14. 94, 229 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. OflScers' servants. Con- 

Ma«- 11 temporary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 

1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1780, Mar. 11. 94, 190 

1780 Maryland, Council. Annapolis. To the Board of War 

Mar. 11 [Philadelphia]. Furnishing supplies. Contem- 

porary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Board of War 
to Washington, 1780, Mar. 20. 94, 250 

1780 Pennsylvania, Council. Philadelphia. To the Board of 

Mar. U War [Philadelphia]. Inability of Pennsylvania 



408 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

to fumlBh supplies. Contemporarj copy. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1780, 
Mar. 20. M, 252 

1780 Tilghman, T[ench]. Morristown. To the Board of War 

Mab. 12 [Philadelphia]. Col. [Oliver] Spencer's regimenL 

Auto, draft si^ed. 1 p. A. Y, pt. I, 239 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Mab. 12 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; confirmation of court-martial sen- 
tence of Maj. Gen. [Benedict] Arnold. Letter- 
book copy. C. C. 14, 316 

1780 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. To [George] Washington [Mor- 

Mar. 13 ristown]. Plan for rearranging the finances; in- 

delicacy of Congress in a personal matter; rumor 
from Charleston. A. L. S. 3 pp. 86, 149i 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of War 

Mar. 14 [Philadelphia]. Supplies for Fort Pitt Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison 
and Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. I, 241 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Mar. 14 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. 
Answered Mar. 23.* 94, 228 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphifi. To 

Mar. 14 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. 

94,232 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

Mar. 16 Admiralty [Philadelphia]. The proposed naval 

expedition and [Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold's 
desire to command. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. V, pt. I, 243 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1884. 6, 4M. 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Mar. 16 [Morristown]. Transmitting arrangement of the 

Massachusetts subalterns. A. L. S. of Benjamin 
Stoddert. 1 p. Answered Mar. 25.* 94, 234 

1780 Hollingsworth, H[enry]. Head of Elk [Pennsylvania]. 

Mab. 16 To the Board of War [Philadelphia]. Report on 

gathering supplies. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1780, 
Mar. 20. 94, 261 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 409 

1780 Washmgton, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Mar. 17 Congress, Philadelphia]. Great scarcity of meal 

and grain. L. S. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Mar. 21. Referred to Board of War. 

G. G. 152, 8, 435 

Draft, A. V, pt. I, 245, is dated Mar. 19. 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Mar. 17 [Morristown], Supplies for the cavalry, clothing, 

accoutrements, etc. L. S. of Richard Peters. 
3 pp. Answered Mar. 25.* 94, 240 

1780 Gamble, James. Morristown. Account of stores at maga- 

Mar. 17 zine at Morristown. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1780, Mar. 17. G. G. 152, 8, 441 

1780 Grain. Estimate of amounts purchased by Azariah Dun- 

Mar. 17 ham. Tabular statement. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1780, Mar. 17. G. G. 152, 8, 439 

[1780] Gontinental Gongress, Resolves. State quotas of money; 

[Mar. 18] emission of new continental bills, remission of 

old, interest, etc. Contemporary copy, en- 
dorsed with memo, of War Office: " This Resolve 
passed in Congress last Saturday. " 5 pp. Trans- 
mitted to Washington. M, 236 

1780 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Pitt. To Richard Peters, Phila- 

^^«- 1^ delphia. Indian forays on the Western frontier; 

supplies; tents; forage; money for Quartermas- 
ter. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in 
Board of War to Washington, 1780, Apr. 17. 

M, 301 

1780 Gontinental Gongress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Mar. 19 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting intelligence from Charleston [South Caro- 
lina]. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. 

94, 243 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Mar. 20 Congress, Philadelphia]. Directions of Congress 

respecting case of Maj. Gen. [Benedict] Arnold. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, Mar. 25. 

A. V, pt. I, 249 



410 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

Mar. 20 War [Philadelphia]. Arrangement of subalterns 

of the 8th Massachusetts regiment. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. V, pt. I, 251 

1780 Board of War [Philadelphia]. To [George] Washington, 

Mar. 20 Morristown. Lack of supplies; prospects of ob- 

taining them. A. L. S. of Benjamin Stoddert. 
2 pp. Answered Mar. 25.* 94, 248 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Suspension of appoint- 

Mar. 21 ments of officers in State lines. Contemporary 

copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1780, Mar. 23. 94, 258 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Settlement of clothing 

Mar. 22 accounts for 1777. Contemporary copy, attested 

by Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1780, Mar. 23. 
Published to Army in General Orders, Apr. 11. 

94,255 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Mar. 23 Congress, Philadelphia]. Intelligence of enemy ; 

scarcity of provisions. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress, Mar. 29. A. V, pt. I, 253 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Mar. 23 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 

1 p. Answered Mar. 28.* 94, 256 

1780 Board of Admiralty. Philadelphia. To [George Wash- 

Mar. 23 ington, Morristown]. Lack of men for Maj. Gen. 

[Benedict] Arnold's proposed naval expedition. 
Recent copy. 1 p. 36, 244 

1780 Lincoln, Benjamin. ' Charleston [South Carolina]. To [the 

Mar. 24 President of Congress, Philadelphia]. British 

naval movements; reenforcements; advance of 
enemy. [Extract of letter. ] Contemporary copy. 

2 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1780, Apr. 22. 94, 259 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

Mar. 25 War [Philadelphia]. General courts martial; 

saddles for dragoons; horses kept at public ex- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 411 

pense; provision supplies. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. V, pt. I, 256 

[1780] Washington, George. [Morristown.] Remarks on defici- 

[Mar. 25?] ency of supplies of flour and forage due from the 

different states. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in : Washington to 
the President of Congress 1780, Mar. 26. 

A. V, pt. I, 261 

[1780] Washington, George. [Morristown.] Estimate of forage 

[Mar. 25?] necessary for 19,190 horses. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress 1780, 
Mar. 26. A. V, pt. I, 259 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

^^^ ^ Congress, Philadelphia]. Failure of states to 

supply their quotas of provision and forage; for- 
age from Massachusetts; salt and salt provisions; 
estimates of quantities needed; pasturage for 
horses of army. Draft. 8 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Mar. 29. Referred to Sherman, Burke and 
Searle. A. V, pt. I, 265 

Printed, In part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 224. 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. 

Ma^- 26 Nathanael Greene, Philadelphia]. Detachment 

for the South; facilities for moving the army. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1780, Apr. 7. 

C. C. 152, 8, 499 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Mar. 27 Congress, Philadelphia]. Suggesting sending 

Duportail to the southward. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Read in 
Congress, Mar. 29. A. V. pt. I, 273 

1780 Continental Congress, Commissioners for arranging the 

Mar. 27 Staff Departments. Report: Establishment of 

magazines; duties of store-keepers, superintend- 
ents, etc.; provisioning detachments; rations; 
supplies; quartermasters department; wagon and 
forage masters; pay and accounts; wagons al- 
lowed officers; forage allowance; requisition for 
wagons; procuring supplies; Conmiissary Gen- 



412 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

eral of Military Stores; money etc. Contempo- 
rary copy. 38 pp. Transmitted to Washington. 

36, 135 and 282 

Commisaionera: Timothy Pickering, Jr., and Thoe. Mifflin. A Com- 
mittee: Sherman, Jones and Schuyler, was chosen Mar. 10 to confer 
with them and approve the above report. 

See: Journals of Congress, resolves of Jan. 20, 21, 22 and Mar. 10. 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Mar. 28 Congress, Philadelphia]. Indian attack on 

Skenesborough [New York]; encounter of British 
and Spanish fleets off Gibraltar; question of State 
and Continental bounties for reenlistments. 
Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison and Tench Tilghman. Bead in Con- 
gress, Apr. 3. Referred to Board of War. 

A. V, pt. I, 275 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 228, 
note. 

1780 Schott, John Paul. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. Muster 

Mar. 28 roll of corps. Tabular statement. D. S. At- 

tested by Zebulon Butler. 3 pp. Transmitted 
to Congress. 

See: Weltner, Ludowick to Washington, 1780, May 16. 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Mar. 29 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting papers, printed copy of Maj. Gen. [Benedict] 
Arnold's court martial, etc. L. S. of Samuel 
Huntington. 1 p. Answered Apr. 7.* 94, 261 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Duportail ordered to 

Mar. 29 Southern Army. Contemporary copy, attested 

by Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1780, Mar. 29. 

94,263 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of War 

Mar. 30 [Philadelphia]. Dragoons ordered to the south- 

ward. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. V, pt. I, 279 

1780 Washington, George. [Morristown.] To John Mathews 

Mar. 30 [Philadelphia]. Situation of enemy. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

A. V, pt. I, 281 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 228. 

1780 Board of War, Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

Mar. 30 Morristown]. Importation of blankets from 

New York for army; secrecy, passport and 
difficulties; other supplies. L. S. of Richard 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 413 

Peters. 4 pp. In handwriting of Timothy Pick- 
ering, jr. 96, 30 

1780 Clark, Abra[ham]. Philadelphia. To Gov. [William] 

M^^ 30 Livingston [Morristown]. Blankets at Squan; 

threatened seizure; passport, etc. A. L. S. 
1 p. Enclosed in Livingston to Washington, 
1780, Apr. 3. 96, 31 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Mar, 31 Congress, Philadelphia]. Attempted exchange of 

prisoners. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. Read in Congress, Apr. 6. 
Referred to Scott, Houston and EUery, who were 
discharged Oct. 13; then referred to Sullivan, 
Bland and Mathews. 

A. V, pt. I, 288 

Printed: WritingB of Waahington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8,229. 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

^^^^ 31 Morristown. Propriety of offering pardon to 

Virginia deserters. A. L. S. of Benjamin Stod- 
dert. 1 p. Answered Apr. 9.* 94, 297 

1780 Lawrance, John. Morristown. Memorandum of charges 

Mar. — against [Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold]. 

Lawrance, John. To [Lt.] Col. [Robert Hanson] Harrison 
[Morristown]. Transmitting above memoran- 
dum. 2 pp. Memo, in handwriting of Law- 
rance; letter an A. L. S. of same. 94, 195 

[1780] Lane, Joseph jr. To the President of Congress [Phila- 

[Mar. ?] delphia]. Exchanges effected in the Southern 

Department. A. L. S. 1 p. 94, 219 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

Apr. 1 Treasury, Philadelphia. Claims of soldiers that 

their enlistments have expired. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. V, pt. I, 287 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Apr. 2 Congress, Philadelphia]. Embarkation of enemy 

for the South; weak state of American army. 
Draft. 5 pp. In handwriting of Robert Han- 
son Harrison. Read in Congress, Apr. 5. Re- 
ferred to Board of War. A. V, pt. I, 289 

Printed: WriUngsof Washington (Poid) N. Y. 1890. 8,234. 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. 

Apr. 2 [Nathanael] Greene. Detachment of troops to 

the Southward. Contemporary cop\'. 1 p. In 



414 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1780, Apr. 7. C. C. 152, 7, 609 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

Apr. 2 ington [Morristown]. Want of cash; inability to 

supply needs of army. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1780, Apr. 7. C. C. 152, 7,505 

1780 Washington, George. [Morristown.] To [the President 

Apr. 3 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Distresses of oflB- 

cers [of the 16 Additional Continental regiments]; 
dissatisfactions, hardships, etc. Draft. 6 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Read in 
Congress, Apr. 5. A. V, pt. I, 295 

Printed: Writings of Waahington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 241. 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of War 

Apb. 3 [Philadelphia]. Passage up the Hudson of vessel 

with supplies for the army. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. V, pt. I, 301 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia. ] To [George] Washington, 

Apr. 3 Morristown. Augmenting Lee's corps; promo- 

tions therein. A. L. S. of Benjamin Stoddert. 
2 pp. Answered Apr. 9.* 94, 270 

1780 Lee, Henry, jr. Philadelphia. To the Board of War 

Apr. 3 [Philadelphia]. Promotions and field oflBcers of 

the Light Horse. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1780, 
Apr. 3. 94, 272 

1780 Livingston, Wil[liam]. Morristown. To [George] Wash- 

Apr. 3 ington [Morristown]. Blankets. A. L. S; 1 p. 

96,27 

[1780] [Washington, George.] [Morristown.] To [Gov. William 

[Apr. 4?] Livingston, Morristown]. Passport for blankets 

at Squan. Incomplete draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 96, 33 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Raising of New York 

Apr. 4 militia. Contemporary copy, attested by Charles 

Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1780, Apr. 6. 94, 278 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Approval of reenforce- 

Apr. 5 ment of Southern Army. Contemporary copy, 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 415 

attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1780, 
Apr. 6. 94, 277 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

-^p*- ^ [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves of Congress and acts of the New 
York legislature for raising militia. L. S. of 
Samuel Huntington. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 17.* 

94,276 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Committee to confer 

Apr. 6 with Commander-in-chief. Contemporary copy, 

attested by Charles Thomson. Enclosed in 

President of Congress to Washington, 1780, 

Apr. 18. 94, 307 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Apr- 7 Congress, Philadelphia]. Sailing of detachment 

of enemy from New York; Maryland and Dela- 
ware troops under orders; provisions, etc. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Read in Congress, Apr. 10. 

A. V, pt. I, 305 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of War 

Apr. 7 [Philadelphia]. Want of meat for the army. 

Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. . A. V, pt. I, 307 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. Commission to Chief 

Apr. 7 Joseph Louis Gill; enlistment of St Francois In- 

dians. Contemporary copy, attested by Charles 
Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1780, Apr. 13. 94, 286 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Papers referring to pro- 

Apr. 8 posed expedition against Penobscot. Contem- 

porary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1780, Apr. 9. 94, 333 

1780 Maryland. Council. [Annapolis.] To the Board of War 

Apr. 8 [Philadelphia]. Exchange of Lt. Col. [Nathaniel] 

Ramsay. Contempomry copy. 1 p. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1780, 
Apr. 25. 04, 280 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

Apr. 9 War [Philadelphia]. Application for promotion 

of Captains [Allen] McLane and [Henry] Peyton; 



416 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

pardon for deserters in the Virginia line. Draft. 
4 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. V, pt. I, 311 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. - To 

Apb. 9 [George] Washington [Morristown], Transmit- 

ting papers referring to proposed expedition 
against Penobscot. L. S. of Samuel Hunting- 
ton. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 17.* 94, 331 

1780 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Charleston. To Gov. [Richard] 

Apr. 9 Caswell [Newbern? North Carolina]. Military 

situation. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Guilliame Aertsen, jr.» Enclosed in 
Board of War to Washington, 1780, May 9. 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To William EUery 

Apr. 10 [Philadelphia]. Bequest of the Governor of 

Rhode Island for troops. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. V, pt. I, 316 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

Apr. 10 Congress [Philadelphia]. Intelligence of the 

enemy. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Read in Congress, Apr. 11. 

A. V, pt. I, 317 

1780 Continental Congress^ Resolves. Reimbursement to army 

Apr. 10 for pay depreciation. Contemporary copy, 

attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1780, 
Apr. 18. Published to army in General Orders, 
Apr. 30. 94, 306 

1780 St. Clair, Arthur, Edward Carrington, and Alexander 

Apr. 10 Hamilton. Morristown. To [George] Wash- 

ington [Morristown]. Prisoners accounts in ex- 
change negotiations. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 1780, 
Apr. 17. C. C. 152, 8, 523 

[1780] Virginia Delegates to Continental Congress. To [George] 

Apr- 12 Washington [Morristown]. Transmitting letter. 

Recent copy. 1 p. Original was signed by Cyrus 
Griffin and James Madison, jr. 36, 412 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 13 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 417 

ting resolves and account of naval engagement 
[British and Dutch in the English channel, Dec. 
31 and Jan. 1]. L. S. of Samuel Huntington, 
2 pp. Answered Apr. 17.* M, 283 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. Selection of committee, 

^^^ ^^ Schuyler, Mathews and Peabody, to confer with 

Commander in chief; instructions for reorgan- 
izing army; general regulations etc. Contem- 
porary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1780, Apr. 18. 94, 307 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

^^^ ^^ Morristown. Sale of boats and building mate- 

rial. A. L. S. of Benjamin Stoddert. 1 p. 
Answered Apr. 23.* 04, 287 

[1780] Greene, Nathanael. Memorandum. Sale of boats and 

[Apb. 13] materials on the Susquehanna. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Board of War to Wash- 
ington, 1780, Apr. 13. 04, 288 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 15 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 
1 p. Answered Apr. 28.* 04, 291 

1780 Continental Congress, Eesolve. Appointment of Col. 

Apr. 15 Joseph Ward, Commissary-General of Prisoners. 

Contemporar}' ^-opy, attested by Charles Thom- 
son. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1780, Apr. 15. 04, 293 

1780 Hallet, Jonathan. Paramus [New Jersey]. To George 

. Apr. 16 Washington [Morristown]. Account of British 

attack on Paramus. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1780, Apr. 17. C. C. 152, 8, 519 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Apr. 17 [Morristown]. Supplies [for Fort PittJ; com- 

missions for Indians. A. L. S. of Benjamin 
Stoddert. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 23.* 04, 299 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Apr. 17 Congress, Philadelphia]. March of Maryland 

troops to the Southward; enemy at Penobscot 
and necessity of a fleet; disaffected inhabitants at 
Paramus [New Jersey^]. Draft. 4 pp. In hand- 

28632—06 27 



• • i 



418 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

writing of Alexander Hamilton. Bead in Con- 
gress, Apr. 20. A. V, pt. I, 319 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 249. 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Apr. 17 Congress, Philadelphia]. Establishment of the 

footing of officers of artillery battalions; promo- 
tions; South Carolina companies. Draft. 4 
^ pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 

son. Read in Congress, Apr. 20. Referred to 
Board of War. A. V, pt. I, 323 

1780 Oervais, John Lewis. George Town, [South Carolina]. 

Apr. 17 To Henry Laurens [Wilmington, South Caro- 

lina]. Attack on Charleston. Contemporary 
copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Board of War to 
Washington, 1780, May 9. M, 346 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of War 

Apr. 18 [Philadelphia]. Rank of artillery officers; ar- 

rangement of corps. Draft. 4 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. V, pt. I, 327 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 18 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 
2 pp. Answered May 5.* M, 303 

1780 Board of Treasury. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Wash 

Apr. 19 ington [Morristown]. Forwarding muster-rolls. 

A. L. S. of elohn Gibson. 1 p. 92, 246 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 20 [George] Washington [Morristown]. French 

fleet at Martinique; plan of British. L. S. of 
Samuel Huntington. 2 pp. Answered May 5.* 

94,309 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. British Commissary of 

Apr. 21 Prisoners to reside within American lines. Con- 

temporary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 
1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1780, Apr. 22. 94, 313 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Apr. 22 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolve and intelligence from Charleston. 
L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. Answered 
May 5.* 94,314 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

Apr. 23 War [Philadelphia]. Sale of articles; Col. 



COBBESPONDENCE OP GEOBGE WASHINGTON 419 

[Daniel] Brodhead's request for tents. Draft. 
2 pp. • In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade 
and Robert Hanson Harrison. A. V, pt. I, 331 

1780 Hash, A[bner]. Newbum [North Carolina]. To the 

Apb. 24 President of Congress [Philadelphia]. Situation 

at Charleston; need of assistance. Contempo- 
rary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard 
Peters. Enclosed in Board of War to Washing- 
ton, 1780, May 9. 94, 344 

1780 Board of War. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington, 

Apb. 25 Morristown. Exchange of Lt. Col. [Nathaniel] 

Ramsay for [Lt.] Col. [Dr. John] Connolly. A. 
L. S. of Benjamin Stoddert. 3 pp. Answered 
May 4.* 94, 281 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

Apr. 27 War [Philadelphia]. Incorporation of companies 

of Captains [John Paul] Schott and [Anthony] 
Selin with the German battalion. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. V, pt. I, 333 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Apr. 28 Congress, Philadelphia]. Appointment of Col. 

[Joseph] Ward as Commissary of Prisoners; news 
from the southward. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress, May 1. A. V, pt. I, 335 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

Apr. 28 Congress, Philadelphia]. Announcing death of 

Don Juan de Miralles. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress, May 1. A. V, pt. I, 337 

1780 Board of War. Philadelphia. To George Washington, 

Apr. 29 Morristown. Returns of provisions and military 

stores; regimental surgeon's mates. A. L. S. of 
Richard Peters. M, 316 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

May 4 War [Philadelphia]. Exchange of prisoners. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Han- 
son Harrison. A. V, pt. H, 1 

1780 Duane, James. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

May 4 Morristown]. Ajixiety for Charleston; Virginia 

reenforcements; finances of the confederation; 
disaffection in Britain; reception of the new 
money. A. L. S. 4 pp. 87, 135 



420 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1780 WaBhington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

I ; May 6 Congress, Philadelphia]. Making up the depre- 

f ; ciation of pay to the amay ; French at Martinique; 

I agent for prisoners; lack of money and supplies; 

' : rumor of [John] Paul Jones being on the Amer- 
ican coast. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 

; Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 

I i May 8. Part referred to Board of Treasury. 

• A. V, pt. n, 3 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

! May 5 War [Philadelphia]. Mistakes in dates of sub- 

;; alterns' commissions in Massachusetts line. 

Draft. Ip. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. V, pt. II, 7 

1780 Simpson, James. Charleston. To Rev. Mr. Wickman, 

May 5 North Carolina. Encouragement of loyalists. 

Contemporary copy. In handwriting of Charles 
Thomson. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1780, June 5. 95, 65 

1780 Board of Admiralty. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

May6 ington [Morristown]. Wine sent by order of 

Congress. Marine Committee Letter-book. 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. Tothe Board of War 

May 8 [Philadelphia]. Ordering muskets and cartouche 

boxes sent forward. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. II, 9 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

May 9 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Arrival 

of U. S. minister [John Jay] at Cadiz. L. S. 
of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. Answered May 
13.* 37, 158 

1780 Duane, James. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

May 9 [Morristown]. Situation at Charleston; new plan 

of finance. A. L. S. 3 pp. 37, 153 

1780 Board of Admiralty. [Philadelphia]. To [George] Wash- 

May9 ington [Morristown]. Lemons taken from a 

prize. A. L. S. of Francis Lewis. 1 p. 
Answered May 12.* Miscel 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

May 9 Morristown. Transmitting intelligence from 

South Carolina. A. L. S. of Joseph Carleton. 
1 p. 94, 342 



CX)RRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 421 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the Board of] Ad- 

May 12 miralty [Philadelphia]. Acknowledging lemons. 

« Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. V, pt. II, 11 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President 

May 13 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Forwarding intelli- 

gence. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Read in Congress, May 15. 

A. V, pt. II, 15 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President [of 

May 13 Congress, Philadelphia]. Return of the Marquis 

de Lafayette. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. Read 
in Congress, May 16. A. V, pt. II, 13 

Printed: Writings of Wafihington (Sparks) Boston. 1835. 7, 31. 

' 1780 Waihington, George. Morristown . To [the Board of Ad- 

May 13 miralty, Philadelphia]. Acknowledging Madeira. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. V, pt. II, 17 

1780 W[ashington,] G[eorgej. Morristown. To James Duane 

May 13 [Philadelphia]. The Confederation; alarm in 

New York caused by despatches from England. 
Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. P. II, 91 

Printed: Writings of Waahlngton (Ford) New York. 1890. 8, 262. 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [James] Duane 

May 14 [Philadelphia]. Aid from France; committee to 

sit at camp; its powers, etc. ; suggested personnel. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. P. II, 95 

Printed: WriUngs of Washington (Ford) X. Y. 1890. 8, 264. 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [the Board of 

May 14 Treasury, Philadelphia]. Hard money 'for secret 

service. Auto, draft. 1 p. P. II, 99 

1780 Pennsylvania, Council. Philadelphia. To the Board of 

May 15 War [Philadelphia], Complaints of [Lt.] Col. 

[Ludowick] Weltner. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1780, 
May 19. 95, 3 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolv^e. Return of Marquis de 

May 16 Lafayette. Contemporary copy, attested by 

Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1780, May 20. 

95, 14 

1780 Hamilton, Henr3\ Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To the 

May 16 Board of War, Philadelphia. Leave to go into 

New York. A. L. S. 1 p. 95, 21 



422 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1780 [La Luzerne, Anne C6sar, Chevalier de.] Philadelphia. 

May 16 Memorial to Congress. Cooperation with the 

French; furnishing of supplies; intelligence; BXfns 
and clothing from France; zeal of America. Con- 
temporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1780, May 29. 95, 39 

1780 Entledge, John. [South Carolina.] To [Abner] Nash 

May 16 [Newbern, North Carolina]. Surrender of 

Charleston; terms; the situation; James Simp- 
son's intercepted letters. Contemporary copy. 
In handwriting of Charles Thomson. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1780, 
June 5. 95, 65 

1780 Weltner, Ludowick. Northumberland [Pennsylvania]. To 

May 16 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Consolida- 

tion of OttendorflPs corps with his own; skirmish 
with Indians. A. L. S. 2 pp. Transmitted to 
Congress. C. C. 152, 8, 553 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

May 17 Congress, Philadelphia.] Extension of Lt. Col. 

Fleury's furlough. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. Bead in Congress, 
May 22. A. V, pt. 11, 19 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. Memorial of Minister of 

May 17 France [Chevalier La Luzerne]. Contemporary 

copy, attested by Charles Thomson. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1780, 
May 29. 95, 37 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the President of 

May 19 • Congress Philadelphia], Transmitting letters for 

Gov. [John] Rutledge; embarkation of troops at 
New York. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. A. V, pt. II, 21 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. States from Virginia 

May 19 northward to Massachusetts to furnish ten mil- 

lions to the continental treasury; apportionment; 
bills to be drawn on [Benjamin] Franklin; prepa- 
ration for campaign; duties and powers of com- 
mittee of cooperation. A. D. of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. 3 pp. Transmitted to Washington. 

W 

1780 Board of Treasury. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Wash- 

May 19 ington [Morristown]. Inability to furnish money 

required; sum sent. A. L. S. of Charles Lee. 1 p. 

37,222 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 423 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

May 19 [Morristown]. Transmitting petition against 

Lt. Col. [Ludowick] Weltner. A. L. S. of Joseph 
Carleton. 1 p. Answered June 5.* 96, 1 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^^ 20 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; cooperation with French. L. S. of 
Samuel Huntington. 2 pp. 95, 10 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Forwarding of State 

May 20 quotas of troops. Contemporary copy attested 

by Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1780, May 20. 

95,12 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. Cooperation with French. 

May 20 Contemporary copy, attested by Charles Thom- 

son. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1780, May 20. 95, 13 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Communications of Lafay- 

^^Y 20 ette respecting cooperation with French. Con- 

temporary copy attested by Charles Thomson. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1780, May 29. 95, 37 

Dnane, James. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 
Morristown]. Capt. [Allen] McLane's situation. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 37, 229 

Shee, Johns. [Philadelphia.] To James Duane [Phila- 
delphia]. Case of Capt. Allen McLane. A. L. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in Duane to Washington, 1780, 
May 21. 37, 231 

Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 
Morristown. Salt meat for army. A. L. S. of 
Joseph Carleton. 2 pp. 95, 17 

Jones, Joseph. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 
[Morristown]. Employment of Col. [William] 
Grayson; news from Charleston. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 37, 285 

Washington, George. Morristown. To the Committee 
of Cooperation [Morristown]. Competency of 
their powers. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. A. V, pt. II, 23 

Committee: Schuyler, Mathews and Peabody. 

Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 
[Morristown]. Passport for Surgeon Major 
Pausch; Ensign [Henry] Hamilton's request. 



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1780 


May 22 


1780 


May 23 


1780 


May 24 


1780 


May 24 



424 LIBRABY OF CONGBESS 

A. L. S. of Timothy Pickering, jr. 2 pp. An- 
swered June 5.* 96, 19 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Committee 

May 26 of Cooperation [Morristown]. Circular letter to 

tEe States; necessity of exertion. Draft. 6 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. V, pt. II, 25 

Printed: Writings of Waahington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 284. 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation at Head- 

May 25 quarters. Morristown. Circular letter to the 

States. Necessities of army; remedial measures; 
enlistments, supplies and transportation; coop- 
eration with French. 
May 25 Same. Supplying State quotas of troops. Con- 
temporary copies, attested by Abraham Brasher. 
6 pp. Transmitted to Washington. 96, 26 

Committee: Schuyler, Mathews and Peabody. 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia. ] To [George] Washington, 

May 25 Morristown. Negotiation of bills in New York 

for benefit of prisoners. L. S. of Joseph Carle- 
, ton. 2 pp. Answered June 5.* 96, 23 

1780 Hash, A[bner]. Newbern [North Carolina]. To the 

May 25 President of Congress. [Philadelphia.] The sit- 

uation in North Carolina. Contemporary copies. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Charles Thomson. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1780, June 6. 96, 66 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Mode of selection of 

May 26 Commissary of Prisoners. Contemporary copy, 

attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1780, 
May 29. 96, 36 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington, 

May 26 Morristown. Exchange of Ensign [John?] Con- 

nolly. A. L. S. Timothy Pickering, jr. 1 p. 
Answered June 5.* 96, 29 

1780 Bnford, Abraham. Camden, South Carolina. To the Vir- 

May 26 ginia Assembly. Loss of Charleston, movements 

of British and condition of affairs. Contempo- 
rary copy. L p. Enclosed in Henry, James to 
Washington, 1780, June 16. 38, 126 

1780 Dnane, James. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

May 26 Morristown]. The situation at Charleston; news 

trom the West Indies. A. L. S. 2 pp. 38, 306 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 425 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

May 27 Congress, Philadelphia. Great distress from 

scarcity of meat; mutiny of CJonnecticut regi- 
ments; depreciation and pay; enemy's handbill. 
Draft. 7 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, May 31. Referred 
to Ellsworth, Armstrong and Duane. 

A. V, pt. H, 33 

Printed: WriUngs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8. 288. 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of War 

May 27 [Philadelphia]. Distress of army for meat; mu- 

tiny of two regiments. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. V, pt. U, 31 

1780 Charleston, (South Carolina.) Extract of letter reporting 

May 27 surrender. (Taken from Williamsburg Gazette, 

June 3.) 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, June 12. 96, 76 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of Ad- 

May29 miralty [Phijadelphia]. Recommending Capt. 

[Abraham] Van Dyke. Draft. .2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. II, 41 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

May 29 Treasury [Philadelphia]. Cooperation with the 

^jp'rench; need of services of Col. [Clement] Biddle. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. A. V, pt. II, 43 

1780 Continental Congress, President. [Philadelphia.] To 

May 29 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves and other papers. L. S. of Samuel 
Huntington. 2 pp. 96, 34 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Reduction of army. A. 

May 30 D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in 

President of Congress to Washington, 1780, May 
31. 96, 48 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

^^Y ^ [Morristown]. Transmitting courts martial pro- 

ceedings on Capt. [Isaac] Coren and Capt-lt. 
[William Egerton] Godfrey. A. L. S. of Benja- 
min Stoddert. 1 p. Answered June 5.* 96, 41 

1780 Dnane, James. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

May 30 Morristown]. Committee of Congress; failure 

of supplies; news from Charleston. A. L. S. 
1 p. 37, 330 



426 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1780 Waflhington, George. Morristown. To [the Committee 

May 31 of CJooperation, Morristown]. Cooperation with 

the French; number of troops necessary; sup- 
plies from the states. Draft. 4 pp. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. V, pt. II, 49 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 299. 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

May 31 Congress [Philadelphia]. The surrender of 

Charleston. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, June 5. 

A. V, pt. II, 45 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

May 31. Congress [Philadelphia]. Col. [Henry] Sher- 

burne's services. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. A. V, pt. II, 47 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Joseph Jones 

May 31 [Philadelphia]. Transfer of power from Con- 

gress to States; [Brig!] Gen. [George] Weedon. 
Auto, draft sigijed. 2 pp. P. H, 116 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 804. 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

May 31 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; reduction of army; distresses of 
present situation. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 
2 pp. 96, 46 

[1780] Anonymous. [New York.] To [George Washington, 

[May] Morristown]. Intelligence of enemy; fortifying; 

French fleet; attempt against Charleston. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1780, May 13. 

C. C. 162, 8, 647 

1730 Anonymous. Address to the Soldiers of the Continental 

[May] Army. Inducement to desert to British. Tran- 

script. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1780, May 27. C. C. 169, 7, 139 

[1780] Pennsylvania. Northumberland County. Inhabitants. 

[May?] Petition to Supreme Executive Council of Penn- 

sylvania. Supporting Lt. Col. [Ludowick] 
Weltner. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in Board of War to Washington, 1780, May 19. 

96,4 



i 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 427 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Establishment of post at 

June 1 Shokan [New York]; militia for defense of fron- 

tier; crediting States with overplus of supplies 
furnished. Contemporary copy, attested by 
Charles Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1780, June 3. 96, 59 

[1780] Continental Congress, Committee to confer with Committee 

[JuNB 1] of Pennsylvania Council. Report of conference 

with Committee of Pennsylvania Council. Men, 
money and supplies to be furnished by the 
state. Contemporary copy, attested by Charles 
Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1780, June 3. 96, 61 

Committee: Ellsworth, Armstrong and Duane. 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Lt. Gen. [Wil- 

June2 helm. Baron von] Knyphausen [New York]. 

Appointment of agents for prisoners to reside 
within the respective lines. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of 
Congress, U80, Aug. 24. C. C. 162, 9, 119 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation at Head- 

June 2 quarters. Morristown. Circular letter to the 

States. Necessities of the army; quotas of sup- 
plies to be furnished by the different states; 
tmnsportation; militia. Contemporary copy 
made and attested by Abraham Brasher. 12 pp. 
Transmitted to Washington. 96, 49 

Committee: Schuyler, Mathews and Peabody. 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation. Tabular 

June 2 statement of supplies requested from the states 

from New Hampshire to Virginia inclusive. 2 pp. 
Transmitted to Washington. 96, 55 

1780 Woodford, William. Charleston [South Carolina]. To 

June 2 [the Board of War, Philadelphia]. Refusal of 

British to extend parole. [Extract of letter.] 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
William Grayson. Enclosed in Board of War to 
Washington, 1780, June 24. 96, 126 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Junes [George] Washington [Morristown]. Pennsylva- 

nia's exertions to furnish supplies; transmitting 
resolves. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 2 pp. 

96,57 



428 LIBRABY OF CONOBESS 

1780 Waflhington, George. Morristown. To [the Board of 

June 5 War, Philadelphia]. Minor military miscellan}'. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. A. V, pt. II, 63 

1780 WasWiigton, George. To [James Duane, Philadelphia]. 

June 5 Capt. [Allen] McLane's promotion; news from 

Charleston and the West Indies. Draft signed. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman and 
Washington. P. II, 117 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 5 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Surrender 

of Charleston ; capture of Mobile by the Spaniards. 
L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 2 pp. Answered 
June 20.* 96, 62 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

J^^"^ [George] Washington [Morristown]. Ordering 

Lee's dragoons to the southward. L. S. of Sam- 
uel Huntington. 2 pp. Answered June 20.* 

95,66 

1780 Board of War, [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

June 7 [Springfield, New Jersey]. Order for Capt. 

[Nathaniel] Bowman. A. L. S. of Benjamin 
Stoddert. 1 p. Answered June 14.* 96, 68 

1780 Washington, George. Heights above Springfield [New 

June 8 Jersey]. To the Board of War [Philadelphia]. 

Need of Major [Henry] Lee's corps in the Jerseys. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. A. V, pt. II, 55 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

June 8 [Springfield]. Complaints against [Lt. ] Col. [Lud- 

owick] Weltner; case of Capt. [Isaac] Coren. L. S. 
of Richard Peters. 1 p. Answered June 14.* 

96,69 

1780 Washington, George. Springfield. To [the President of 

June 10 Congress, Philadelphia]. Advance of the British 

into New Jersey. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
May 13. A. V, pt. II, 57 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1835. 7, 75. 

1780 Washington, George. Springfield, To [the Committee 

June 11 of Cooperation, Morristown]. Necessity of exer- 

tion on part of states. Draft. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. A. V, pt. II, 59^ 

Printed: WriUngs of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 310. 



CORBESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 429 

1780 Connolly, John. [Lancaster? Pennsylvania.] To the Board 

June 11 of War [Philadelphia]. Requesting leave to go 

into New York. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Board of War to Washington, 1780, June 13. 

H83 

1780 Knyphansen, Wilhelm, Baron von. [Sfew York.] To 

Ji'NE 11 George Washington [Springfield, New Jersey]. 

Appointment of Commissaries of Prisoners; 
Lewis Pintard. CJontemporar}' copy. 1 p. . In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1780, 
Aug. 24. C. C. 162, 9, 123 

1780 Washin^n, George. Springfield. To [the Committee 

June 12 of Coopemtion, Morristown]. Action of states 

in filling their battalions. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. A. V, pt. II, 63 

Committee: Schuyler, Mathews and Peabody. 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 12 [George] Washington [Springfield], British in 

Jersey; Pennsylvania militia; intelligence. L. S. 
of Samuel Huntington. 2 pp. Answered June 
20.* • 96, 74 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation at Head- 

JuNE 12 quarters. Morristown. Circular letter to the 

States. Pressing need of troops. Contemporary 
copy. Attested by Abraham Brasher. Trans- 
mitted to Washington. 3 pp. 96, 72 

Committee: Schuyler, Mathews and Peahody. 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

June 12 [Springfield]. Lee's corps; Philadelphia city 

troop of cavalry. A. L, S. of Benjamin Stoddert. 
2 pp. Answered June 16.* 96, 70 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. Curtailment of supply and 

June 12 forage issues; money value of ration. Contem- 

porary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1780, June 12. 96, 88. 

1780 Washington, George. Springfield. To the Committee of 

June 13 Cooperation [Morristown]. System proposed for 

the Quai'termaster's Department. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. V, pt. II, 65 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To [George] 

June 13 Washington [Springfield]. Transmitting resolve; 

surrender of Charleston. L. S. of Samuel Hunt- 
ington. 2 pp. Answered June 20.* 96, 77 



430 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Maj. Gen. [Horatio] Gates 

June 13 to command Southern Department. A, D, S. of 

Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington 1780, June 13. 

96, 79 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

June 13 [Springfield]. Exchange of Lt. Col. [John] Con- 

nolly. A. L. S. of Benjamin Stoddert. 1 p. 
» Answered June 16.* 96, 81 

1780 Washington, George. Springfield. To the Board of War 

June 14 [Philadelphia]. Agent for prisoners and other 

minor military matters. Draft. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. V, pt. II, 67 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Powers of Maj. Gen. [Ho- 

JuNE 14 ratio] Gates in command of Southern Department. 

Contemporary copy, attested by Charles Thom- 
son. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1780, June 15. 96, 87 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To [George] 

June 15 Washington [Springfield]. Transmitting resolves; 

despatches from Charleston. L. S. of Samuel 
Huntington. 2 pp. Answered June 20. * 98, 85 

1780 Washington, George. Springfield. To [the Board of War, 

June 16 Philadelphia]. Services of the city troop of horse; 

paroled marine prisoners. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton and Richard Kid- 
der Meade. A. V, pt. II, 71 

1780 Henry, James. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

June 16 [Springfield], News from Virginia. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered June 29.* 38, 124 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Recalling Brig. Gen. 

June 16 [William] Weedon and Col. [Daniel] Morgan into 

service. Contemporary copy attested by Charles 
Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con 
gress to Washington, 1780, June 18. 96, 110 

1780 Henry, James. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

June 16 [Springfield]. Transmitting intelligence. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered June 29.* 38, 124 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. Virginia and North Caro- 

JuNEl7 Una militia. Contemporary copy attested by 

Charles Thomson. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1780, June 21. 96, 111 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 431 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

June 17 [Springfield]. Supplies for West Point. A.L.S. 

of Timothy Pickering, jr. 1 p. Answered June 
25.* 96, 93 

1780 Washington, George. Springfield. To [the President of 

'^^^^^^ Congress, Philadelphia]. Return of Sir Henry 

Clinton to New York; pressing necessity of ex- 
ertions for men and supplies. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton and Tench 
Tilghman. Read in Congress, June 20. 

A. V, pt. II, 73 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

*^^^^^ [George Washington Springfield]. Transmit- 

ting a resolve. A. L. S. of Samuel Huntington, 
1 p. Answered June 25 * 96, 109 

1780 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

June 18 Washington [Springfield]. Transportation for 

supplies; reenforcements; negligence of States; 
Pennsylvania; Robert Morris and the Philadel- 
phia merchants; Congress and Virginia corn; 
command to the Southward and defeat of Col: 
[Abraham] Beaufort [Buford]. A. L. S. 7 pp. 

38,71 

1780 Washington, George. Springfield. To the Committee of 

June 19 Cooperation [Morristown]. Lack of information 

of aid to be given by States; cooperation with 
French. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Rob- 
ert Hanson Harrison. A. V, pt. 77 

Printed; Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890, 8, 816, note. 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation at Head- 

June19 quarters. Morristown. Circular letter to the 

States. Urging men and supplies for coopera- 
tion with the French. Contemporary copy at- 
tested by Abraham Brasher. 2 pp. Transmitted 
to Washington. 96, 100 

The original was signed by Mathews and Peabody. 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. Equipping and mounting 

June 19 Baylor's dragoons; Lee's infantry. Contempo- 

rary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1780, June 21. 96, 111 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

June 19 [Springfield]. Imprisonment of Capt. [Benja- 

min?] Joel; agents for prisoners. A. L. S. of 



432 LIBRAKY OF CONGRESS 

Timothy Pickering, jr. 2 pp. Answered June 
25.* 96, 98 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation at Head- 

June 20 quarters. Morriatown. To Gov. Jonathan Trum- 

bull [Lebanon]. Brig. Gen. [Samuel Holden] 
Parsons and recruiting in Connecticut. Contem- 
porary copy, attested by AI. Brasher. 1 p. 
Transmitted to Washington. 96, 106 

The original was signed by Mathews and Peabody. 

1780 Washington, George. Springfield. To the President of 

June 20 Congress [Philadelphia]. Cooperation with the 

French; lack of supplies, clothing; mutiny at 
Fort Schuyler; enemy's movements. Draft. 6 
pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. A. V, pt. n, 81 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 815. 

1780 Washington, George. Springfield. To [the Committee of 

June 20 Cooperation, Morristown]. Recruits from Con- 

necticut. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex- 
ander Hamilton. A. ^ V, pt. II, 87 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

June 20 [Springfield]. Lt. Connolly Coan's application. 

A. L. S. of William Grayson. 1 p. Answered 
June 25.* 96, 104 

1780 Washington, George. Springfield. To [the Board of 

June 21 War, Philadelphia]. Infantry of Maj. [Henry] 

Lee's corps to be ordered to tfce army. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. V, pt. II, 89 
1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 21 [George] Washington [Springfield]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; affairs in the South. L. S. of 
Samuel Huntington. 2 pp. Answered June 25, * 

94,107 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. Fulfillment of requisitions 

June 21 by the states. Contemporary copy, attested by 

Charles Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1780, June 25. 

95, 133 

1780 Delaware, House of Representatives. Resolve respecting 

Junk 21 supplies for the army. Contemporary copy, at- 

Attested by Abraham Brasher. 1 p. Trans- 
mitted to Washington by the Committee of Co- 
operation. 95, 113 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 433 

1780 Loring, Joshua. New York. To [Abraham] Skinner 

June 21 [Springfield, New Jersey]. Exchange of prison- 

ers. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of David Humphreys. Enclosed* in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1780, 
Aug. 24. C. C. 162, 9, 105. 

1780 Lincoln, Benjamin. Philadelphia. To [Congress?, Phila- 

June22 delphia]. Exchange of prisoners. Contempo- 

rary extract of letter. 1 p. Enclosed in Presi- 
dent of Congress to Washington, 1780, June 22. 

96, 135 

1780 Livingston, Robert R. Trenton. To [George] Washing- 

JuNE 22 ^jj [near Rockaway Bridge]. Supplies for army 

and means of forwarding same; command of 
West Point; [Maj.] Gens. [Robert] Howe and 
[Benedict] Arnold. A. L. S. 3 pp. 38, 191 

1780 Nicola, Lewis [Philadelphia,] To the Board of War 

June 22 [Philadelphia]. Information of Capt. [Benja- 

• min?] Joel. Contempory copy. 1 p. En- 
closed in Board of War to Washington, 1780, 
July 11. 96,116 

1780 Rodney, Caesar. Dover [Delaware]. To the Committee 

June 22 of Congress [Morristown]. Efforts of State to 

comply with requisitions of Congress. Contem- 
porary copy made and attested by Abmham 
Brasher. Transmitted to Washington by the 
Committee of Cooperation. 96, 114 

1780 Washington, George. Rockaway [New Jersey]. To [the 

June 23 Committee of Cooperation, Morristown]. En- 

emy's strength; need of wagons to remove stores; 
call for recruits from the states. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. V, pt. II, 91 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Inquiry into loss of 

June 23 Charleston and Maj. Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln's 

conduct. Contemporary copy, attested by Charles 
Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington 1780, June 25. 96, 131 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation at Head- 

JuNE 23 quarters. Morristown. Circular to States. Need 

of troops; [special paragraph to Pennsylvania 
and New Jersey on] need of teams to remove 

28632— or 28 



434 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

stores. Contemporarj^ copy. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in Committee to Washington, 1780, June 24. 

92,239 

. The original letter was signed by Mathews and Peabody. 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation at Head- 

June 23 quarters. Morristown. Circular letter to the 

States. Urging sending forward of men and 
supplies; teams for removal of stores. Contem- 
porary copy ; attested by Abraham Brasher. 2 pp. 
Transmitted to Washington. 96, 121 

The paragraph relating to teams was inserted only in letter sent to 
Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The original letter was signed by 
Mathews and Peabody 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Board of 

June 24 War [Philadelphia]. Commissions for the Artif- 

icer regiment. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. II, 93 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation. Morris- 

June24 town. To [George] Washington [Morristown]. 

Circular to states; removal of stores. A. L. S. 
of Jno. Mathews and Nathl. Peabody. 1 p. 

92, 240 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

June 24 [Whippany, New Jersey]. Case of [Brig.] Gen. 

[William] Woodford. A. L. S. of Benjamin Stod- 
dert. 1 p. Answered July 5.* 96, 124 

1780 Clinton, George. Kingston [New York]. To the Com- 

June 24 mittee [of Cooperation, Morristown], Exertions 

of New York to comply with requisitions for men 
and supplies. Contemporary copy, 3 pp. Trans- 
mitted to Washington. 96, 127 

Letter was addressed to Schuyler, Mathews and Peabody. 

1780 Washington, George. Whippany [New Jersey]. To [the 

June 26 President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Burning 

of Springfield by the enemy; designs against 
West Point. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. Read in Congress, June 
29. Referred to Committee of Intelligence. 

A. V, pt. II, 96 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 320. 

1780 Washington, George. Whippany. To the Board of War 

June 25 [Philadelphia]. Stores at West Point and Fish- 

kill; prisoners and minor matters. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. V, pt. II, 97 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 435 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

June 25 [(Jeorge] Washington [Whippany, New Jersey]. 

Transmitting resolves and papers. L. S. of 
Samuel Huntington.- 2 pp. Acknowledged July 
6,* answered July 10.* 96, 129 

1780 Oreene, W[illiam]. Providence. To Conmiittee of Co- 

June 25 operation [Morristown], Efforts of Rhode Island 

to furnish men and supplies. Contemporary copy 
made and attested by Abraham Brasher. 1 p. 
Transmitted to Washington. 96, 123 

1780 Washington, George. Ramapaugh [New Jersey]. To the 

J^NE 27 Committee of Cooperation, Morristown. Mary- 

land's attempt to raise an additional battalion; 
designs of the enemy. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

1780 A. V, pt. II, 101 

June 28 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation at Head- 
quarters. Morristown. To Daniel of St. Thomas 
Jenifer and Josiah Beall, Annapolis, Maryland. 
Maryland's propositions respecting the requisi- 
tions; necessities of the case. Contemporary 
copy, made and attested by Abraham Brasher. 
2 pp. Transmitted to Washington. 98, 139 

1780 Livingston, William. Turkey [New Jersey]. To [the Com- 

June28 mittee of Congress, Morristown]. Measures of 

New Jersey to comply with the requisition for 
men and supplies. Contemporary copy, made 
and attested by Abraham Brasher. 1 p. Trans- 
mitted to Washington. 96, 137 

1780 Washington, George. Ramapaugh. To [Robert R. Liv- 

June 29 ingston, Philadelphia]. Removal of stores; com- 

mand of West Point. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 

A. V, pt. n, 103 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 826. 

1780 Washington, George. Ramapaugh. To James Henry 

JiTNE 29 [Philadelphia]. Impossibility of detaching troops 

to southward. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
•fames McHenry. A. V, pt. II, 105 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation at Head- 

JuNE 30 quarters. Morristown. To [George] Washing- 

ton [Ramapaugh]. The circular letter to States. 
L. S. of Jno, Mathews and Nathl. Peabody. 1 p. 

92,244 



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436 LIBBABY OF CONGBESS 

1780 Ely, John and Others. Long Island. To [George] Wash- 

JunbSO ington [Kamapaugh, New Jersey]. Their ex- 

change. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of David Humphreys. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1780, 
Aug. 24. C. C. 162, 9, 113 

[1780 ] Jones, Joseph. [Philadelphia.] To [George Washington, 

[June] Morristown]. State of the finances; new bills; 

relinquishment of power by Congress to the 
States; prevalent fear of offending States; exer- 
tions of the Philadelphia merchants and bankers 
to supply army; reinforcements for the south. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 38, 308 

1780 Washington, George. Bergen County [New Jersey]. To 

July 4 the JBoard of War [Philadelphia]. Brig. Gen. 

[Henry] Knox's estimate of artillery stores wanted 
for coming campaign. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. A. V, pt. II, 107 

1780 Virginia, Officers of the Line. Return of Continental offi- 

July4 cers now in Virginia. Tabular statement. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of James McHenry. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1780, July 22. C. C. 162, 9, 61 

1780 Washington, George. Near Passaic Falls [New Jersey]. 

July 5 To [the Board of War, Philadelphia]. Commis- 

sions in the New Jersey line; minor matters. 
Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. A. V, pt. II, 109 

1780 Washington, George. [Near Passaic Falls.] To Sir Henry 

July 5 Clinton [New York]. Transmitting copy of his 

letter to Baron von Knyphausen, Contempo- 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress 1780, Aug. 24. C.C. 162, 9, 126 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation at Head- 

July5 quarters. Morristown. To [George] Washing- 

ton [near Passaic Falls]. Transmitting letters. 
L. S. of Jno. Mathews and Nathl. Peabody. 
1 p. 92, 261 

1780 Washington, George. Near Passaic Falls. To the Presi- 

JuLY 6 dent of Congress [Philadelphia]. Movements of 

enemy; failure of the recruiting; news from 
Europe. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. A. V, pt. II, 118 



1780 


July 6 


1780 


July 7 


1780 


July 8 


1780 


July 8 


1780 


July 10 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 437 

Waflhington, George. [Preakness, New Jersey.] To the 
Board of War [Philadelphia]. Need of arms. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Ar V, pt. U, 115 

Anonymous. Martinique. Intelligence of French expedi- 
tion against Jamaica. Contemporary copy. • 1 p. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1780, Aug. 7. 96, 234 

Washington, George. Col. Dey's, Bergen County [Preak- 
ness]. To [the Board of War, Philadelphia]. 
Need of shot and shells. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of James McHenry. A. V, pt. II, 117 

Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 
[Preakness]. Commission for Maj. [John] Jame- 
son. A. L. S. of William Grayson. 2 pp. An- 
swered July 16.* 96, 143 

Washington, George. Near Passaic [Preakness]. To [the 
President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Inquiry 
into Maj. Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln's conduct; ex- 
change of prisoners. Draft. 4 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress, July 17. Referred to Bee, Lovell and 
Scott. A. V, pt. n, 119 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 838. 

1780 Washington, George. [Preakness.] To the President of 

^^^^ ^^ Congress [Philadelphia]. Association of mer- 

chants to supply the army ; need of tents. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read 
in Congress, July 13. Referred, part to Commit- 
tee to confer with inspectors and directors of 
proposed bank, remainder to delegates New 
Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and 
Connecticut. A. V, pt. II, 123 

Printed: Writings of Washingjton (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 886. 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation at Head- 

^^^^ ^^ quarters. Preakness. To Philadelphia citizens. 

Need of flour and tents. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Transmitted to Washington. 96, 147 

The original letter was signed by Schuyler and Peabody. 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation at Head- 

J^^Y 10 quarters. Preakness. Circular letter to Dela- 

ware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. 
Forming magazine of short forage in vicinity of 
Hudson river. Contemporary copy . Ip. Trans- 
mitted to Washington. 96, 148 






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438 UBKhSX OF 001SGSBS& 

1780 C— thiftal CiMgrfiM, Committee of Cocqpeimtioii at Head- 

icLT 10 quarters. Preak]ie8& To the President of Cam- 

greas [Philadelphia]. Forage and teats; lour; 
aaad hags and knapeacks; quartermast^'geBeimrs 
department. Contemporuy oc^j. 2 pp. Tranw 
mjtted to Washington. M« l-ftd 

lite orifiiial leOerof this aad tlie preoediiir cntzr w aKBed If 
BeboTler aad Peabodj. 

1780 Board «f AdMinatj. Phibidelphia. To [George] Wash- 

i^T 11 ington [PreaknesB]. OapL [Abraham] Van Djrfce 

to command marines; Madeira wine. L*. S. of 
Francis Lewis. 2 pp. Answered Joly IS.* 

91.265 

1780 Board «f War. [Phihulelphia.] To [George] Washington 

JrLY 11 [Preakness]. Difficulties in procuring ordnance 

supplies; shot, shell and powder. A. L. S. <rf 
Richard Peters. 3 pp. Answered July IS.* 

•S.117 

1780 Board «f War. [Philadelphia.] Return of ordnance stores 

JuLT 11 on hand and demanded by [Brig.] Gen. [H^iry] 

Knox. A. Vu S. of Timothy Pickering, jr. 2 ppu 
Transmitted to Washington. 95, 119 

1780 Board of War. Philadelphia. Proceedings. Report on a 

July 11 system of promotion in the Army. Contem^ 

porary copy,- made and attested by Benjamin 
Stoddert. 2 pp. Enclosed in Board of War to 
Washington, 1780, July 28. 95, 208 

1780 Continental Army, General officers. Preakness. Memo- 

July u rial to Congress [Philadelphia]. Distresses of 

army; depreciation of pay; pensions. Contem> 
porary copy. 4 pp. Signed by Greene, Stirling 
and Wayne with copies of 12 other signatures. 
Transmitted to Washington. 95, 152 

1780 [Greene, Nathanael and Others.] Preakness. To [Com- 

July 11 mittee of Cooperation, Preakness]. Transmitting 

copy of memorial to Congress. A. L. of Greene, 
1 p. Transmitted to Washington. Signatures 
are missing. 95, 151 

1780 Waihington, George. [Preakness.] To Abraham Skinner 

July 12 [Preakness]. Exchange of prisoners; officers, 

etc. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1780, 
Aug. 24. C. C. 162, 9, 109 



CORRESPONDENCE OF OEOBOE WASHINGTON 439 

1780 Waihington, George. [Preakness.] To the Committee of 

July 13 Cooperation [Preakness]. Report of arrival of 

the French; need of reenforcements. Draft. 2 
pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ebmilton. 

A. V, pt. II, 125 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 844, 
note. 

1780 Continental Congrett, Conunittee of Coopei*ation at Head- 

July 13 quaiters. Preakness. To Prest. Joseph Reed 

[Philadelphia]. Negligence of Pennsylvania; urg- 
ing compliance with requisitions. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Transmitted to Washington. 

96,154 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation at Head- 

^^^^ 13 quarters. Preakness. To the President of Con- 

gress [Philadelphia]. Pennsylvania's inattention 
and negligence. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Transmitted to Washington. 96, 156 

1780 Continental Congress, Conmiittee of Cooperation at Head- 

•^^^^13 quarters. Preakness. Circular letter to the 

States. Urging fulfilment of requisitions. Con- 
temporary copy. 1 p. Ti*ansmitted to Wash- 
ington. 95, 158 

Ttie originals of this and the two preceding entries were signed by 
Schuyler and Peabody. 

1780 Washing^n, George. [Preakness.] To the President 

July 14 of Congress [Philadelphia]. Arrival of French 

at Newport ; Inspector-General's department. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. Read in Congress, July 17. 

A. V, pt. II, 127 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 343. 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 14 [George] Washington [Preakness]. Exchange 

of Brig. Gen. Duportail. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 15, 51 

1780 Washington, George. [Preakness.] To [the President 

July 15 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Need of hospital 

supplies. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, July 18. 
Referred to Medical Committee. 

A. V, pt. II, 141 

1780 Washington, George. [Preakness.] To [the President 

^^^^^^ of Congress, Philadelphia]. Arrival of Ad- 

miral Graves's squadron; relative strength of 



440 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

French and English. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, 
July 18. A. V, pt. II, 139 

1780 Washington, George. [Preakness.] To the President 

July 16 of Congress [Philadelphia]. Result of court 

martial of Dr. [William] Shippen [jr.]. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har- 
rison. A. V, pt. II, 143 

1780 Washing^n, George. [Preakness.] To the Board of 

July 16 War [Philadelphia]. Promotion of Maj. 

[John] Jameson. Draft. 1 p. In x handwrit- 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. V, pt. II, 145 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

July 15 [George] Washington [Preakness]. Arrival of 

French fleet; tents. L. S. of Samuel Hunting- 
ton. 1 p. 95, 159 

1780 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill. To [the Board of War, 

July 16 Philadelphia]. Returns of troops and stores. 

Contemporary copy. Transmitted to Washing- 
ton. 95, 194 

1780 Washing^n, George. [Preakness.] To the Board of 

July 17 War [Philadelphia]. Promotions in the Jersey 

regiments. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. A. V, pt. II, 147 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washing- 

JuLY 17 ton [Preakness]. Brevet to Marquis de Vienne. 

A. L. S. of Timothy Pickering, jr. 1 p. 

95, 164 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washing- 

JuLY 17 ton [Preakness]. Application for arms and 

cartouche boxes. A. L. S. of William Grayson. 
2 pp. 95, 166 

1780 Washington, George. [Preakness.] To the Committee 

July 18 [of Cooperation], in camp. Claim of Connecti- 

cut and Massachusetts to certain of the Addi- 
tional Continental regiments. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. V, pt. II, 149 

1780 Washington, George. Preakness. To the Board of 

July 18 War [Philadelphia]. Danger of failure of co- 

operative plans from lack of supplies. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. V, pt. II, 151 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 441 

1780 Waahing^n, George. [Preakness.] To the Board of 

Jin.Yl8 Admiralty [Philadelphia]. Case of Capt 

[Abraham] Van Dyke. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. II, 151a 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation at Head- 

•^^^ ^® quarters. Preakness. To the President [of 

Congress, Philadelphia]. Cooperation with the 
French; history of the Committee's efforts and 
exertions; efforts of the states; the present situ- 
ation; stores; difficulties in the army; subsist- 
ence of officers; foreigners; estimates of sup- 
plies ; forage ; complaint of Pennsylvania ; oper- 
ations of commander in chief limited to United 
States. Contemporary copy by Abraham Bra- 
sher. 14 pp. Transmitted to Washington. 

95, 168 

The original letter was signed by Schuyler and Peabody. 

1780 Washington, George. Bergen County. To Maj. Gen. 

July 19 [Nathanael] Greene [Preakness]. Arrival of 

French at Newport; supplies for campaign. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Transmitted to 
Congress. 95, 176 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 849. 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Eeturns from Maj. Gen. 

July 19 [Israel] Putnam. Contemporary copy made 

and attested by Richard Peters. Transmitted 
to Washington. 95, lOi 

1780 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. [New York.] To [George} 

July 19 Washington [Preakness]. Appointment of 

agents for prisoners. Contemporary copy. 1 
p. In handwriting of George Lewis? En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1780, Aug. 24. C. C. 152, 9, 127 

1780 Loring, Joshua. New York. To [Abraham] Skinner 

July 19 [Preakness, New Jersey], Negotiations for ex- 

change of prisoners. Contemporary copy. 2 
pp. In handwriting of David Humphreys. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1780, Aug. 24. C. C. 152, 9, 111 

1780 Washington, George. [Preakness.] To [the President 

July 20 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Force of the 

French. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. Read in Congress, July 24. 

A. V, pt. II, 155 



442 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1780 Washington, George. [Preakness.] To [the President 

July 20 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Resignation of 

Brig. Gen. [William] Maxwell. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress July 25. Referred to Board 
of War. A. V, pt. II, 153 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation at Head- 

JuLY 20 quarters. Preakness. To [George] Washing- 

ton [Preakness]. Clothing of troops. L. S. of 
Ph. Schuyler and Nathl. Peabody. 1 p. 

92, 270 

[1780] Greene, Nathanael. Estimate of teams necessary for 

[July 20] transportation between Trenton and Dobbs 

Ferry. D. S. 2 pp. Transmitted to Washing- 
ton by the Committee of Cooperation at Head- 
quarters. Copy sent Congress July. 23. 95, 179 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Preakness. To the Committee of 

July 20 Cooperation [Preakness]. Teams required for 

transporting stores; money necessary. L. S. 
3 pp. Transmitted to Washington, and copy 
sent Congress. 96, 181 

1780 Maxwell, William. Preakness. To [George] Washing- 

^^"^^^^ ton [Preakness]. Resignation. Contemporary 

copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Enclosed in Washington to the Pres- 
ident of Congress, 1780, July 20. 

C. C. 162, 9, 37 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation at Head- 

*^^^^ 21 quarters. Preakness. To Maj. Gen. [Nathan- 

ael] Greene [Preakness], Problem of transpor- 
tation of stores ; requisitions on the States. Auto, 
draft signed by Schuyler and signed also by him 
for Peabody. 6 pp. Transmitted to Washing- 
ton and copy sent Congress, July 23. 96, 183 

1780 Greene, Nath[anael]. Preakness. To Committee of Co- 

July 21 operation [Preakness]. Transportation of sup- 

plies. L. S. 2 pp. Transmitted to Wash- 
ington, and copy sent Congress. 95, 186 

1780 Washington, George. Preakness. To [the President of 

July 22 Congress, Philadelphia]. Necessity of exertion 

on part of States in furnishing supplies, forage 
and transportation. Draft. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. Read in Con- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 443 

gress July 31. Referred to S. Adams, McKean, 
Sherman, Laurens, and Clark. A. V, pt. II, 161 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 354. 

1780 Washington, George. [Preakness.] To [the President of 

July 22 Congress, Philadelphia]. Troops to be raised 

by Virginia and arrangement of officers; ex- 
change of Duportail. Draft. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in 
Congress, July 26. Referred to Board of War. 
" Nothing to be done by the Board." 

A. V,pt. II, 157 

[1780] [Washing^n, George.] [Preakness.] Arrangement of 

[July 22?] Virginia officers for the 5,000 drafts to be raised. 

4 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1780, July 22. C. C. 162, i), 53 

1780 Washington, George. To Joseph Jones [Philadelphia]. 

July 22 Promotion [of Col. Daniel Morgan] ; case of 

[Maj. Gen. Adam] Stephen [Britain's naval 
power and resources compared with France and 
Spain's]. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. 

P. II, 135 

The part in brackets was supplied, in accordance with note in the 
above entry, from a letter to Joseph Reed, 1780, May 25, not included 
in this calendar. 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 356 and 294. 

[1780] Gist, Nathaniel. [Preakness?] Return of officers of 

[July 22?] regiment. 1 p. In handwriting of David Hum- 

phreys. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1780, July 22. C. C. 152, 9, 57 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation at Head- 

July 23 quarters. Preakness. To [the President of 

Congress, Philadelphia]. Memorial of General 
Officers to Congress; papers respecting trans- 
portation of stores ; exertions of New Jersey, New 
Hampshire, and Maryland; miscellaneous ar- 
rangements. Auto, draft signed of Schuyler 
and signed also by him for Mathews and Pea- 
body. 5 pp. Transmitted to Washington. 

95, 188 

1780 [Washington, George.] [Preakness.] To [Abraham 

July 24 Skinner, Preakness]. Negotiations and basis 

for exchange of prisoners. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 



^144 UBRABY OF CONGRESS 

Meade. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1780, Aug. 24. 

C. C. 162,9,115 

1780 Contiiientftl Congress, Eesolve. Procuring shot and shell. 

July 24 Contemporary copy, attested by Charles Thom- 

son. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1780, July 26. 95, 2a3 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Procuring shot and shell 

July 24 ^ j) g ^f George Bond. Enclosed in Board 

of War to Washington, 1780, July 27. 96, 207 

1780 Board of War. Estimate of supplies for service of cannon 

July 24 and mortars. 1 p. Enclosed in Board of War 

to Washington, 1780, July 27. 96, 209 

1780 Board of War. Return of shells, shot and powder in pos- 

^^^^ ^^ session the United States ; deficiencies. Tabu- 

lar statement. A. D. of Richard Peters. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1780, 
July 27. 95, 210 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Money for procuring shot 

Ju^Y 25 and shell. A. D. S. of George Bond. Enclosed 

in Board of War to Washington, 1780, July 27. 

96, 207 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Election of Charles Pet- 

July25 tit Asst. Quartermaster-General; resignation of 

Brig. Gen. William Maxwell. Contemporary 
copy attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1780, July 26. 95, 201 

1780 Washington, George. [Preakness.] To [the President of 

July 26 Congress, Philadelphia]. Wayne's attack on 

block house at Bergen Point. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Referred 
to Committee of Intelligence. A. V, pt. II, 165 

1780 Washington, George. [Preakness.] To Maj. Gen. Na- 

July26 thanael Greene [Preakness]. Transmitting plan 

for conducting the Quartermaster-General's De- 
partment. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of George Lewis? Transmitted to Con- 
gress. C. C. 162, 9, 59 

1780 Washington, George. [Preakness.] To Sir Henry Clin- 

^^^^ ^^ ton [New York]. Appointment of agents for 

prisoners. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 445 

Washington to the President of Congress, 1780, 
Aug. 24. C. C. 152, 9, 129 

1780 Waahington, George. [Preakness.] Propositions re- 

JuLY 26 specting agents to be appointed for prisoners ; 

duties, powers. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1780, Aug. 24. C. C. 152, 9, 131 

1780 Continental Congress^ President. Philadelphia. To 

July 26 [George] Washington [Preakness]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; naval cooperation with the 
French. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 2 pp. 
Answered Aug. 3.* 95, 197 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. Naval cooperation with 

July 26 the French. Contemporary copy, attested by 

Charles Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1780, July 26. 

95, 199 

1780 Washington, George. Preakness. To the President of 

July 27 Congress [Philadelphia]. Enemy's intentions 

against the French at Ehode Island. Draft. 1 
p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Eead 
in Congress, July 29. A. V, pt. II, 167 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Cooperation at Head- 

JuLY 27 quarters. Preakness. To the President of Con- 

gress [Philadelphia]. Resignation of the Quar- 
termaster-General [Maj. Gen. Nathanael 
Greene]. Contemporary copy of L. S. of Schuy- 
ler, Matthews and Peabody. 1 p. Transmitted 
to Washington. 95, 204 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washing- 

^^^^^'^ ton [Preakness]. Ordnance stores; furnaces; 

powder supply; stores for French. A. L. S. of 
Timothy Pickering, jr. 3 pp. Answered Aug. 
3.* 95, 206 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George Washing- 

July28 ton, Preakness]. Difficulties in arrangement of 

the Jersey Line. A. L. S. of Eichard Peters. 1 p. 
Answered Aug. 14.* 95, 204 

1780 Forrest, U[riah]. Annapolis [Maryland]. Court-mar- 

JuLY 28 tial of a recruiting officer. A. L. S. 1 p. En- 

closed in Board of War to Washington, 1780, 
Aug. 9. 95, 245 



446 LIBEAKY OF CONGRESS 

1780 Washington, George. Paramus [New Jersey]. To [the. 

July 30 President of Congress, Philadelphia] . Difficul- 

ties in the Quartermaster-General's Department. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. Read in Congress,Aug. 1. Referred 
to Henry, McKean, Ward, J. Jones and Tnger- 
sol. " A. V, pt. II, 169 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 363. 

1780 Washington, George. [Preakness.] Plan for establish- 

J^LY ment of the Inspector-General's Department. 

Officers and their duties. Draft. 10 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1780, July 14. Read in Congress, July 17. 
" To be considered on Thursday next." 

A. V, pt. II, 133 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Removing restriction on 

Aug. 2 Commander-in-chief. Contemporary copy, at- 

tested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1780, 
Aug. 3. 95, 221 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washing- 

AuG. 2 ton [Peekskill, New York]. Location of maga- 

zines. A. L. S. of William Grayson. 1 p. 
Answered Aug. 14.* 95, 218 

1780 Pennsylvania, Council. Proceedings on case of sundry 

Aug. 2 artificers of Capt. [Isaac] Coren's company; 

recommendations. A. D. S. of James Trimble. 
4 pp. Enclosed in Board of War to Washing- 
ton, 1780, Aug. 14. 95, 254 

1780 Washington, George. Peekskill [New York]. To the 

-^^^- 3 President of Congress [Philadelphia]. Move- 

ments of army in consequence of Sir Henry 
Clinton's actions. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. Read in Congress, 
Aug. 7. A. V, pt. II, 171 

1780 Washington, George. Peekskill. To the Board of War 

-^^^* ^ [Philadelphia]. Great need of shot, shells and 

artillery stores. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. II, 173 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^^' 3 [George] Washington [Peekskill]. Transmit- 

ting resolve. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. 
Answered Aug. 20.* 95, 219 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 447 

1780 Loring, Joshua. New York. To [Abraham] Skinner 

Aug. 4 [Peekskill?]. Exchange of Duportail; Maj. 

Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln's case; negotiations. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1780, Aug. 24. 

C. C. 152, 9, 133 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 5 [George] Washington [Peekskill]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; cooperative measures with the 
French ; requisitions on States. L. S. of Samuel 
Huntington. 2 pp. Answered Aug. 20.* 

95, 228 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Election of Timothy Pick- 

AuG. 6 ering [jr.] Quartermaster General. Contempo- 

rary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1780, Aug. 5. 95, 224 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. Attempt on British in 

Aug. 5 South Carolina and Georgia ; cooperation with 

French or Spanish; Virginia recruits. Contem- 
porary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 
2 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington 1780, Aug. 5. 95, 226 

1780 Washington, George. [On march toward Kings bridge, 

Aug. 6 New York.] To [the Board of Admiralty, 

Philadelphia]. Command of the Continental 
frigates. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. A. V, pt. II, 175 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washing 

Aug. 6 ton [en route to Tappan]. Supplies to be fur- 

nished by James White; field armourer. A. L. 
S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. 95, 230 

1780 Prisoners, American. State of, at Charleston, South 

At'G. 6 Carolina. Transcript. Enclosed in Washing- 

ton to the President of Congress, 1780, Dec. 8. 

C. C. 169, 7; 357 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 7 [George] Washington [near Clarkstown, New 

York]. Transmitting intelligence of French 
troops from Martinique. L. S. of Samuel Hunt- 
ington. 1 p. Answered Aug. 20.* 95, 232 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Exchange of officers; sub- 

AuG. 7 sistence and clothing for officers in hands of the 



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448 LIBEAKY OF CONGRESS 

enemy; commissary of prisoners within enemy's 
lines; volunteer cavalry in the south. Contem- 
porary copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 
3 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington 1780, Aug. 9. 95, 241 

1780 Eecd, Joseph. Philadelphia. To the President of Con- 

Aug. 7 gress [Philadelphia]. Transmitting papers re- 

specting artificers. L. S. 1 p. Read in Con- 
gress, Aug. 9. Referred to Board of War. En- 
closed in Board to Washington, 1780, Aug. 14. 

96, 252 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washing- 

AuG. 8 ton [Tappan, New York]. Supplies for the 

' army ; clothing. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 
2 pp. Answered Aug. 14.* 95, 236 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washing- 

Aug. 8 ton [Tappan]. Case of Lts. [Samuel] Leonard, 

[John] Thompson and Ensign [Johnl] Law- 
rence. A. L. S. of Benjamin Stoddert. 1 p. 
Answered Aug. 14.* 95, 237 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. Report of Board of War 

Aug. 8 on pensioning of officers. Contemporary copy, 

attested by Charles Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1780, 
Aug. 9. 95, 243 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 9 [George] Washington [Tappan]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; exchange of officers; subsistence 
of American prisoners; volunteer light-horse in 
the south. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 3 pp. 
Answered Aug. 24.* 95, 239 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washing- 

AuG. 9 ton [Tappan], Transmitting letter of Lt. Col. 

U[riah] Forrest. A. L. S. of Benjamin Stod- 
dert. 1 p. Answered Aug. 31.* 95, 245 

1780 Skinner, Abraham. [Tappan, New York.] To [George] 

Aug. 9 Washington [Tappan]. Exchange negotiations. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1780, Aug. 24. 

C. C. 152, 9, 117 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Reimbursement of officers' 

Aug. 12 depreciated pay. A. D. S. of Greorge Bond. 

1 p. Transmitted to Washington. 95, 247 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 449 

1780 Continental Congress, Besolve. Memorial of the General 

Aug. 12 Officers. Reimbursement for depreciated pay ; 

rations; land gratuities. Contemporary copy, 
attested by Charles Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in President of Congress to Washington, 1780, 
Aug. 28. Published to Army in General Orders 
of Sept. 5. 95, 249 

1780 W[a8hingto]n, G[eorge]. Orangetown [New Jersey]. 

Aug. 13 ' To [Joseph Jones, Philadelphia]. [Maj.] Gen. 

[Nathanael] Greene's resignation as Quarter- 
master General; contemplated action of Con- 
gress. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. Part in 
handwriting of Eobert Hanson Harrison. 

P. 11,141 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 378. 

1780 Washington, George. Orangetown. To the Board of 

^^^- 1^ War [Philadelphia]. Supplies needed and 

minor matters. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. II, 177 

1780 Board of Admiralty. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

AuG. 14 Ington [Newburgh]. Movements of the Conti- 

nental frigates. L. S. of Francis Lewis. 1 p. 

92, 280 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] Return of military stores 

Aug. 14 furnished the 2d Delaware Regiment. A. D. S. 

of Joseph Carleton. 1 p. Enclosed in Board of 
War to Washington, 1780, Aug. 14. 95, 261 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington 

Aug. 14 [Orangetown]. Annexing companies to Proc- 

ter's regiment; arms of Delaware levies. L. S. 
of William Grayson. 1 p. ' 95, 251 

1780 Washington, George. Orangetown. To the Board of 

Aug. 15 Admiralty [Philadelphia]. Frigates for use of 

the French. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. II, 179 

1780 Blaine, Ephraim. Tappan [New York]. To [George] 

Aug. 15 Washington [Orangetown]. Exhausted maga- 

zines; lack of supplies; new commissaries. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1780, Aug. 17. 

C. C. 152, 9, 73 

28632—06 ^29 



450 LIBRAKY OF CONGRESS 

1780 Sumter, Thomas. Wateree Ferry [South Carolina]. To 

Aug. 15 [M^^j-] Gen. [Horatio] Gates [near Camden]. 

Seizure of the Wateree fords. Contemporary 
copy by Charles Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1780^ 
Aug. 31. 95, 289 

1780 Washington^ George. Orangetown. To [the Committee 

^^^' 1" of Cooperation, in camp]. Deficiencies of 

states in supplying troops: lack of provisions, 
forage. Draft. 6 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamihon. A. V, pt. II, 181 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Tdrd) N. Y. ISWL 8. 383^ 

1700 Continental Congress, Order. Release of Dr. W[illiam] 

^'^<^- ^^ Shippen [jr.] from arrest. A. D. S. of Charles 

Thomson. 1 *p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1780, Aug. 24. 95, 275 

1700 Continental Congress, Conmiittee of Co-operation at Head- 

^^^' ^^ quarters. Tappan. Circular letter to the States. 

Urging action: deficiency in men. supplies etc« 
Contemporary copy. 5 pp. In handwriting of 
Abraham Brasher. Tran^aiitted to Washingtcm. 

95,267 

1700 Washington, George. Orangetown. To [the Preiadent of 

^'^^^ ^ Congress, Philadelphia]. Lack of supplies: 

militia: necessity of a draft: Continental monev: 
promotions, half pay, etc. Draft. 13 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Read in 
Congress, Aug. 2S. Referred to Adams^ J. Jones. 
McKean, Scon and Cornell. A. V. pt. II. 1S7 

1780 Gates, Horatio. Hillsborough [North Carolina]. To 

^^^'- *-^ [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. De- 

feat at Camden. Contemporary copy, by Charles 
Thomson. 4 pp. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington. 17S0. Aug. 31. 95,287 

1700 Continental Congress, Resolve. Punishment for destnic- 

^r^- — tion. ecibezzlemeni etc. of miliiarv stores. Con- 

tempi>rar}- copy, attesteil by Charles Thomson. 
1 p. Enclo?<xl in PVesideni of Congress, 17SO, 
Aug. *24. Published in Genl. Orders, Sept. <>. 

95.27:^ 

[1700] [AdaBs, John.] [Amsterdam.] To [the President of 

[Ar€. 23] Congress, Philadelphia]. Prosecution of War 

on the part of Britain. [Extract of lect^,! 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 451 

1 p. In handwriting of Charles Thomson. En- 
dorsed by Charles Morse : " For Genl. Washing- 
ton." Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1781, Jan. 2. 97, 278 

1780 Washington, George. "Miles from F. Lee." [Teaneck, 

Aug. 24 New Jersey.] To [the l^resident of Congress, 

Philadelphia]. Exchange of officers; Commis- 
sary of prisoners in New York; lack of meat. 
Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, Sept. 4. 

A. V, pt. II, 201 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Aug. 24 [George] Washington [Teaneck, New Jersey]. 

Transmitting resolves. L. S. of Samuel Hunt- 
ington. 1 p. 95, 271 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolves. Ration allowance of of- 

AuG. 24 ficers ; half -pay and pensions. Contemporary 

copy, attested by Charles Thomson. 1 p. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1780, Aug. 28. Publislied in Genl. Orders, 
Sept. 5. 95, 283 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washing- 

AuG. 25 ton [Teaneck]. Commissions for Moylan's and 

Webb's regiments. A. L. S. of Benjamin Stod- 
dert. 1 p. Answered Sept. 5.* 95, 277 

1780 Washington, George. Near Liberty Pole [Tavern, Tea- 

AiG. 27 neck]. Circular letter to the States. Failure 

of supplies; distress of army; urgency of case. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of David Humphreys. EucIoscmI in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1780, Aug. 28. 

C. C. 152, 0, 143 

rrinlcd: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 410. 

1780 Washington, George. Liberty Pole [Tavern, Teaneck], 

Ai (i. 28 To the President of Congress [Phihulelphia]. 

Lack of provisions; no hope .of accomplishing 
anything this campaign. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Kead in 
Congress Sept. 4. Referred to Committee on 
letter of Aug. 20. A. V, pt. II, 205 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 416. 

1780 Washington, George. Liberty Pole. To Col. [William] 

Aug. 28 Malcom, Dobbs Ferry. Ordering New York 

brigade to Albany. L. S. 2 pp. In handwrit- 






452 UBBABY OF CONGBESS 

ing of David Humphreys. Transmitted to Con- 
gress. C. C. 152,9,135 

1780 Contmental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^^'^ [George] Washington [Teaneck]. Transmitting 

resolves: intelligence from the Southward. L. 
S. of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. Answered Sept. 
6.* 95, 281 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washing- 

-^«^-^ ton [Teaneck]. Lack of list of oflScers of the 

army. A. L. S. of Benjamin Stoddert. 2 pp. 
Answered Sept. 5.* 95, 279 

1780 Harriioii, R[obert] H[anson]. Liberty Pole [Teaneck]. 

^^<^-29 xo [the Board of War, Philadelphia]. Com- 

missions for officers. Auto draft. Signed. 1 
p. A. V, pt. n, 207 

1780 Washington. George. - In the vicinity of Fort Lee ** 

Arc. 31 [Teaneck]. To the Board of War [Philadel- 

phia]. Minor military matters. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. V, pt. II, 209 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^rc. 31 [Geoige] Washington [Teaneck]. Defeat of 

Maj. Gen. [Horatio] Gates. L. S. of Samuel 
Huntington. 2 pp. Answered Sep 6.* 

95,285 

1780 Board of Admiralty. [Philadelphia.] To [George] 

Aug. 31 Washington [Teaneck]. Movements of Conti- 

nental frigates. Marine Committee Letter-book. 

1780 Annstrong, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Wa^- 

^^^- ^^ ington [Teaneck]. Xews from the West Indies 

and the defeat at Camden. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

41, 1S2 

[1780] Jones, Joseph. [Philadelphia.] To [George Wa^iing- 

^^^^•^ ton. Teaneck?]. Necessity of exertion in coop> 

eraiing with the French: campaign in the south; 
conditions in that quarter: [Maj,] G«i. [Xa- 
ihanael] Greene and the Qnartermaster*s De- 
partment: promotion matters. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

41,192 

[1780] PriMners, British. Plan pro}xisevl for exchanging two 

[Aro?] divisions of Convention troops. Transcript 

Enclosed in Washington to the Presidoit of 
Congress, ITSis Dec. S. C, C 168, 7, 9S7 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 453 

1780 Washing^ton, George. Hackensack Bridge [New Jersey]. 

Sep. 5 To [the Board of War, Philadelphia]. Resolu- 

tion of Congress of Aug. 12 respecting pay for 
officers, land grants etc. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. V, pt. II, 211 
1780 Washington, George. Near Hackensack Bridge. To the 

^EP. 6 President of Congress [Philadelphia]. Reim- 

bursement of depreciated pay of officers; want 
of meat. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Read in Congress, 
Sep. 11. Referred to Committee on letter of 
Aug. 20. A. V, pt. II, 213 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 421. 

1780 Washington, George. [Hopper House,] Bergen County 

Sep. 6 [Xew Jersey]. To the Board of War [Phila- 

delphia]. Maryland regiment ordered to the 
Southward. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. II, 215 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 6 [George] Washington [Hopper House]. Trans- 

mitting resolve. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 16, 96 

1780 Jones, Joseph. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

^EP. 6 Hopper House]. Resignation [of Maj. Gen. 

Xathanael Greene] and affairs of the Quarter- 
master's Department; operations against New 
York on the South ; permanent army ; Virginia's 
Ohio lands. A. L. S. 4 pp. ^ 41,303 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washing- 

Sep. 7 ton [Hopper House]. Permission from British 

to send shirts and provisions to American pris- 
oners at Charleston. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 
1 p. liiscel. 

1780 [Andre, John I^wis.] Xew York. To Col. [Elisha], 

Sep. 7 Sheldon [New Salem, New York], Requesting 

permission to enter American lines. Signed: 
John Anderson. In jDroceedings of trial of An- 
dre 1780, Sep. 29. 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1835. 7, 522. 

1780 Washington, George. " Liberty Pole, Bergen County." 

^Kp. 8 To [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. 

Powers granted by resolution of Aug. 5; coop- 
eration with French. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. Read in Con- 



454 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

gress Aug. 12. Referred to Committee on letter 
of Aug. 20. A. V, pt. II, 217 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 425. 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 8 [George] Washington [Hopper House]. Trans- 

mitting intelligence from the South. Letter- 
book copy. C. C. 15,90 

1780 Howe, R[obert]. New Bridge [near Hackensack, New 

Sep. 8 Jersey] . To [George Washington, Tappan, Xew 

York]. Resignation of 'Brig. Gen. [John] 
Nixon. A. L. S. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1780, Sep. 9. Dated 
in error Aug. 8. C. C. 152, 9, 159 

1780 Nixon, John. New Bridge. To Maj. Gen. [Robert] 

Sep. 8 Howe [New Bridge]. Resignation. A. L. S. 

1 p. . Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1780, Sep. 9. C. C. 152, 9, 161 

1780 Washington, George. [Hopper House,] Bergen County. 

Sep. 9 To the President of Congress [Philadelphia]. 

Clothing for troops, and minor matters. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Read in Congress Sep. 12. "" ^Miat relates to 
clothing Referred to the board of War.-' 

1780 Washington, George. [Hopper House.] To John Ma- 

Sep. 9 thews [Philadelphia]. New arrangement of the 

Medical Line; names recommended. Draft. 2 
pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. P. II, 151 

PrinfeHl: Writings of Wasliington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8. 428. 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washing- 

Sep. 9 ton [Hopper House]. Papers to be sent to Brit- 

ish in New York; Lt. Connolly Coan.. A. L. S. 
of Benjamin Stoddert. 1 p. Answered Sep. 
15.* Miscel. 

1780 Washington, G[eorge]. ''Near Hackensac New Bridge.'" 

Sep. 10 To the President of Congress [Philadelphia]. 

Salt beef taken in the Quebi^c ships. Auto, draft 
signed. 1 p. Read in Congress, Sep. 14. Re- 
ferred to Board of W-dv. A. V, pt. II, 221 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep. 12 [George] AA^ashington [Hopper House]. Trans- 

mitting resolves: reen forcing Southern army. 
Letter-book copy. C. C. 15, 98 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 456 

1780 Washington, George. [Hopper House] Bergen County. 

Sep. 13 To [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. 

Capt. Hendricks Solomon and the Stockbridge 
Indians. Draft. Ip. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Referred to Board of War to take 
order. A. V, pt. II, 223 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1837. 7,203. 

17 Washington, George. [Hopper House.] To Nathaniel 

Sep. 14 Peabodv [Philadelphia]. News of sailing of a 

French fleet for America. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

A. V, pt. II, 225 

1780 Fonnan, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George 

Sep. 14 AVashington, Hackensack Bridge]. Arrival of 

Admiral [George Bridges] Rodney at Sandy 
Hook; troops for North Carolina. Contempo- 
rary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Caleb 
Gibbs. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1780, Sep. 16. 

C. C. 162, 9, 179 

1780 Washington, George. New Bridge [Hackensack]. To 

Sep. 15 [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. De- 

feat in Carolina [Camden]; militia: supplies; 
conference with Comte de Rochambeau. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
Read in Congress, Sep. 18. Referred to Com- 
mittee on letter of Aug. 20. A. V, pt. II, 227 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 440. 

1780 Washington, George. [Hackensack Bridge.] To [the 

Sep. 15 Board of War, Philadelphia]. Clothing for 

American prisoners of war; minor matters. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Han- 
son Harrison. A. V, pt. II, 231 

1780 Washington, George. [Hackensack Bridge] Bergen 

Sep. 15 County. To the Georgia delegates in Congress 

[Philadelphia]. Exchange of Lt. Thomas Mor- 
ris. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. V, pt. II, 233 

Delegates: Walter, Telfair and Few. 

1780 Mathews, John. Philadolj^hia. To [George AVashing- 

Sep. 15 ton, Hackensack]. New arrangement of Hos- 

pital department: criticism of Congressional ac- 
tion; character of members; dilatory tactics of 
committee on Washington's letter. A. L. S. 4 
pp. 42, 357 



456 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1780 Washington, George. New Bridge [Hackensack]. To 

Sep. 16 the President of Congress [Philadelphia]. 

Transmitting intelligence. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Read in Con- 
gress, Sep. 18. A. V, pt. II, 235 

1780 Washington, George. Bergen County. To Col. [Wil- 

Sep. 16 liam] Malcom, Albany. Supplies for Fort 

Schuyler. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Transmitted to Congress. 

C. C. 152, 9, 181 
1780 Contingent Congress, President. [Philadelphia.] To 

Sep- 1^ [George] Washington [Hopper House] . Trans- 

mitting resolves ; beef supply for army. Letter- 
book copy. C. C. 16, 108 

1780 W[ashington,] G[eorge.] [Hackensack Bridge]. To 

Sbp. 17 Abraham Skinner [Hackensack Bridge]. In- 

structions governing his negotiations for ex- 
change of prisoners; Massachusetts officers pris- 
oners in Canada. Contemporary copy. 5 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed 
in Washington to Congress, 1780, Oct. 7. 

C. C. 162, 9, 185 

1780 Tilghman, T[ench]. [Hackensack Bridge] Bergen 

Sep- 18 County. To the Board of War [Philadelphia]. 

Enclosing passports for schooner Blazing Star. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. A. V, pt. II, 237 

1780 Dnane, James. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

Sep. 19 en route to Hartford]. Hospital department; 

permanent army; disaster in the South and con- 
duct of regular troops; centralization of govern- 
ment. A. L. S. 2 pp. 42, 120 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Sep- 24 [George] Washington [Litchfield, Connecticut]. 

Transmitting resolve. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. "^ 16, 115 

1780 Mathews, John. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

Sep. 24 Litchfield]. Action of Congress to fill up the 

army ; Mathews's plan, its benefits and rejection. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 43, 2 

1780 Andr6, John [Lewis]. Salem [New Jersey]. To George 

^^^' ^ Washington [Robinson House, Highlands]. De- 

claring his identity and explaining his position. 
In proceedings of trial of Maj. Andre. 1780, 
Sep. 29. 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1836. 7, 631. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 457 

1780 Continental Confess, Resolves. Plan for conducting the 

Sb^' 26 Inspector's Department of the Army. Printed 

pamphlet. 6 pp. and title page. Printed by 
Claypoole, Phila. Transmitted to Washington. 

43,47 
1780 Arnold, B[enedictj. On board [H. M. S.] Vulture, To 

Sep. 25 [George] Washington [Robinson House]. Pro- 

tection for Mrs. Arnold ; exculpation of Lt. Col. 
[Richard] Varick, Maj. [David S.] Franks, and 
Joshua [Hett] Smith. Contemporary copy. 2 
pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1780, Oct. 7. C. C. 162, 9, 225 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1836. 7,633. 

1780 Lincoln, Benjamin. [Tappan, New York.] To [George] 

Sep. 25 Washington [Robinson House, Highlands]. Ex- 

change of prisoners; rights of privates. Con- 
temporary copy. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1780, Oct. 7. 

C. C. 162, 9, 195 

1780 Eobinson, Beverly. [H. M. S.] VuUu7'e^ off Sinsinck 

Sep. 25 [Sing Sing]. To George Washington [Robin- 

son House]. Andre's release. In proceedings of 
trial of Andre, 1779, Sep. 29. 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1835. 7,633. 

1780 Washington, George. Robinson's House, Highlands [New 

Sep. 26 York]. To [the President of Congress, Phila- 

delphia]. Arnold's treason; capture of Andre. 
Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Read in Congress, Sep. 30. Referred 
to Lovell, Van Dyke, and Duane. 

A. V, pt. II, 239 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N.Y. 1890. 8,455. 

1780 Arnold, B[enedict]. New York. To Sir Henry Clinton 

Sep. 26 [New York]. Release of- Andre. In proceed- 

ings of (rial of Andre. 1780, Sep. 29. 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1835. 7,534. 

1780 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

Sep. 26 ington [Robinson House]. Release of Andre. 

In proceedings of trial of Andre. 1780, Sep. 29. 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1835. 7,534. 

1780 Prisoners, British and Hessian. State of, at Charlottes- 

Sep. 26 ville Barracks [Virginia]. Tabular statement. 



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458 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1780, Dec. 8. 

C. C. 169, 7, 355 

1780 Morris, Robert. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

^^^'^^ ton [Tappan]. Obligations to Andrew Elliot; 

exchange of Capt. [William] Muir. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered Oct. 11. 42, 213 

1780 Washington, George. Tappan. To the Board of General 

Sep. 29 Officers, Tappan. Instructions regarding Maj. 

[John I^wis] Andre. In proceedings of trial 
of Andre. 1780, Sep. 29. 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1835. 7,535. 

1780 Continental Confess, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^^' ^ [George] Washington [Tappan]. Arnold's de- 

sertion ; seizure of his papers and effects in Phil- 
adelphia. Letter-book copy. C. C. 15, 119 

1780 Andr6, John [Lewis]. Tappan. To Sir Henry Clinton 

Sep. 29 [New York]. Capture; probable fate; his com- 

mission, mother and sisters. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Enclosed in Washington to the Pres- 
ident of Congress, 1780, Oct. 7. C. C. 162, 9, 229 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1835. 7. 537. 

1780 Continental Army. Board of General Officers, Tappan. 

Sep. 29 New York. Trial of Maj. [John Lewis] Andre. 

Proceedings, evidences, etc. Documents sub- 
mitted : 

Sep. 7. Andre to Col. [Elisha] Sheldon. 

Sep. 24. Andre to Washington. 

Sep. 25. Robinson, Beverly, to Washington. 

Sep. 2G. Clinton, Sir Henry, to Washington. 

Sep. 26. Arnold to Clinton. 

Sep. 29. Washington to the Board. 

Contemporary copy. 10 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison, and endorsed bv 
him : " Major Andre was executed Monday the 
2d of Octbr. at Tappan at 12 o'clock." ' En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1780, Oct. 7. C. C. 162, 9, 213 

1780 Eobertson, James. New York. To [George] Washing- 

Sep. 29 ton [Tappan]. Comphiint of treatment of 

flags; necessaries for Maj. Andre. Contempo- 
rary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. 1780, Oct. 7. 

C. C. 152, 9, 233 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1835. 7, 587. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 459 

1780 Waahington, George. Tappan. To Sir Henry Clinton 

Sep. 30 [New York]. Maj. [John Lewis] Andre's case. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1780, Oct. 7. 

C. C. 162, 9, 231 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 18S5. 7, 538. 

1780 Washington, George. Tappan. To Lt. Gen. [James] 

Srp. 30 Robertson, New York. His complaint ; neces- 

saries for Maj. Andre. Contemporary copy. I 
p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1780, Oct. 7. C. C. 162, 9, 235 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1886. 7, 538. 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington 

8ep. 30 [Tappan]. Troops from the south; forage 

scarcity at Winchester; Virginia troops; ar- 
rangement of officers, Jan. 1 [1781] ; A. L. S. 
of Benjamin Lincoln. 4 pp. 98, 179 

1780 CUnton, Sir H[enry]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

S^P-^^ ington [Tappan]. Maj. Andre's case ; request to 

hear Lt. Gen. [James] Robertson, Andrew E1-. 
liott, and Chief Justice William Smith in the 
matter. Contemporary copy.^ 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Note of 
result of interview between Robertson and Maj. 
Gen. Nathanael Greene. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1780, Oct. 7. 

C. C. 162, 9, 237 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1835. 7, 539. 

1780 Stewart, Charles. Tappan. To [George] AVashington 

Sep. 30 [Tappan]. Failure of flour supply. Contem- 

porary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the Pres- 
ident of Congress, 1780, Oct. 1. 

C. C. 162, 9, 207 

[1780] Continental Congress. Memorandum of information for 

[Sep.] [George] Washington. Ability of North Caro- 

lina to furnish flour, meat, forage, etc.. to the 
army. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 9, 17e3 

1780 Washington, George. Orangetown [Tappan, New York]. 

Oct. 1 To the President of Congress [Philadelphia]. 

Supply of flour and forage. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read in Con- 
gress, Oct. 3. Referred to Committee appointed 



460 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

to confer with the Director of the U, S. Bank: 
Scott, Adams, Van Dyke and Sullivan. 

A. V, pt. II, 243 

1780 Andr6, John [Lewis]. Tappan. To [George] Washing- 

OcT. 1 ton [Tappan]. Requesting to be shot instead 

of hung. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. Note by 
Harrison of reasons for refusing above request. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of 
Congress, 1780, Oct. 7. C. C. 162, 9, 245 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1835. 7, 643. 

1780 Arnold, B[enedict]. New York. To [George] Washing- 

OcT. 1 ton [Tappan]. Foreswearing his allegiance. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1780, Oct. 7. 

C. C. 152, 9, 239 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1835. 7.540. 

1780 Arnold, B[enedict]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

OcT. 1 ington [Tappan]. Maj. Andre's case; threats 

of retaliation. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1780, 
Oct. 7. C. C. 162, 9, 243 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1835. 7, 541. 

1780 Robertson, James. H. M. S. Greyhound^ Dobbs Ferry 

Oct. 2 [Xew York]. To George Washington [Tap- 

pan]. Interview with Maj. Gen. [Xathanael] 
Greene; Andre's case; efforts for his release. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1780, Oct. 7. 

C. C. 152, 9, 241 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1836. 7,541. 

1780 Jones, Joseph. [Richmond] Virginia. To [George 

Oct. 2 AAVshington, Tappan]. A recommendation for 

the Medical Department; disappearance of fac- 
tional spirit in Congress; Virginia and the Fed- 
eral Union ; control of the seas. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

42, 241 

1780 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Tappan. To John Mathews 

Oct. 4 [Philadelphia]. Permanent force; bomities; 

expense and waste of short enlistments; recep- 
tion of the Committee of Cooperation by Con- 
gress. Auto, draft signed. 4 pp. P. II, 157 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) X. Y. 1890. 8, 461. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 461 

1780 Washing^ton, George. Tappan. To James Duane [Phila- 

OcT. 4 delphia]. Permanent force and short enlist- 

ments ; supineness, false hopes, etc. ; interview at 
Hartford. Draft signed. 2 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. P. II, 161 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1780. 8, 464. 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^' ■* [George] Washington [Tappan]. New^ arrange- 

ment of army; considerations weighing in es- 
tablishment of a permanent army; recruiting. 
Letter-book copy. C. C. 15, 122 

1780 Continental Confess, President. Philadelphia. To 

^^* ^ / [George] Washington [Tappan]. Transmitting 

resolves. I^etter-book copy. C. C. 16, 120 

1780 Mathews, John. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

Oct. 6 Paramus]. Request of Southern delegates to 

Congress that Maj. Gen. [Nathanael] Greene 
be appointed to command the Southern Army. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Answered by letter to Congress, 
Oct. 15.* 42, 273 

1780 Washington, George. Paramus [New Jersey]. To [the 

Oct. 7 President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Proceed- 

ings of the Andre court martial; names of his 
captors; movement of troops; list of papers en- 
closed with certain comment. Draft. 5 pp. 
In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs and Robert Han- 
son Harrison. Read in Congress, Sep. 12. Re- 
ferred to Sullivan, Bland, and Mathews. 

A. V, pt. II, 245 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 472. 

1780 Washington, George. Paramus. To Sir Henry Clinton 

Oct. 7 [Xe\v York]. Acceding to exchange of pris- 

oners. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1780, 
Oct. IG. C. C. 162, 9, 303 

1780 Washington, George. Paramus. To Abraham Skinner 

Oct. 7 [Paramus?]. Instructions for exchange of pris- 

oners. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed 
in AVashington to the President of Congress, 
1780, Oct. 16. C. C. 162, 9, 305 

1780 Washington, George. [Paramus.] [Memorandum to ac- 

Ocr. 7 company letter of Andre to Col. Elisha Sheldon, 

1780, Sep. 7, transmitted to Congress.] Shel- 



462 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

don's ignorance of Arnold's treasonable designs. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1780, Oct. 7. 

C. C. 162, 9, 227 

1780 Harrison, Rob[ert] H[anson]. Paramus. To the Board 

Oct. 8 of War [Philadelphia]. Commission for New 

Hampshire officers. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

A. V, pt. II, 251 

1780 Continental Confess, President. Philadelphia. To 

Oct. 9 [George] Washington [Preakness, New Jersey]. 

Transmitting papers at request of [Maj.] Gen. 
[Horatio] Gates. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 16, 129 

1780 Washington, George. Preakness. To Lt. Col. Dubuysson 

Oct. 10 [Philadelphia?]. Death of Baron de Kalb; Du- 

buysson's exchange. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1780, 
Oct. 29. C. C. 162, 9, 337 

Preakness is near Passaic Falls and Washington's letters from this 
date to Nov. 27 are indifferently dated from either place. 

Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 
[George] Washington [Preakness]. Transmit- 
ting resolves. Letter-book copy. C. C. 15, 132 

Duane, James. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 
Preakness]. Arrangement of army; permanent 
force; difficulties in Congress; need of men and 
supplies. A. L. S. 8 pp. 42, 310 

Washington, George. Near Passaic Falls [Xew^ Jersey]. 
To [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. 
Reorganization of army; members, officers, etc. 
Draft. 11 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton and Robert Hanson Harrison. Read 
in Congress, Oct. 16. Referred to Committee 
on letter of Aug. 20. A. V, pt. II, 253 

Extract of above made on occasion of the Newburgh Addresses, in 
handwriting of Jonathan Tnimbuil, jr., 7 pp. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress. 1783, May 18. C. C. 152. 11, 167. 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8. 481. 

1780 Malcom, William. Albany [New York]. To Gov. 

^^* ^^ [George] Clinton [Poiiglxkeepsie]. Incursion 

of enemy from Canada; capture of Fort Ann. 
Contemporary copy. In handwriting of Caleb 
Gibbs. Enclosed in AVashington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1780, Oct. 16. C. C. 162, 9, 313 



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CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 463 

1780 Washington, George. [Passaic Falls.] To the Board of 

Oct. 12 War [Philadelphia]. Delays in forwarding of- 

ficers' commissions. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

A. V, pt. II, 265 
1780 Livingston, H[enry]. Fort Edward [New York]. To 

^^^* ^^ [Gov. George Clinton, Poughkeepsie] . Surren- 

der of Forts George and Ann to British and 
Indians; depredations; situation at Fort Ed- 
ward. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of David Humphreys. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1780, 
Oct. 16. C. C. 162, 9, 309 

1780 Lush, Stephen. Albany. To Gov. [George] Clinton 

Oct, 12 [Poughkeepsie]. Strength of enemy; surren- 

der of Forts Ann and George and investure of 
Fort Edward; reenf orcements ; lack of provi- 
sions; militia etc. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. En- 
closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1780, Oct. 10. C. C. 152, 9, 315 

1780 Malcom, William. Albany. To Gov. [George] Clinton 

^^- ^^ [Poughkeepsie]. Surrender of Fort George; the 

frontier situation. Contemporary copy. In 
handwriting of Caleb Gibb.-?. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1780, Oct. 
16. C. C. 152, 1), 313 

1780 Washington, George. [Passaic Falls.] To the President 

^^' ^^ of Congress [Philadelphia]. The Inspector 

General's department. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. Read in Con- 
gress, Oct. 16. A. V, pt. II, 267 

1780 Washington, George. [Passaic Falls.] To Sir Henry 

^^^' ^^ Clinton [New York]. Propositions for govern- 

ment of agents for prisoners. L. S. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1780, 
Oct. 15. C. C. ' 152, 9, 283 

[1780] Washington, George. [Passaic Falls.] Articles of agree- 

[OcT. 13] ment proposed for government of agents of pris- 

oners. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed 
in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1780, Oct. 15. C. C. 152, 9, 287 



464 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1780 CUnton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

OcT. 13 ington [Passaic Falls]. Exchange of prisoners. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1780, Oct. 
16. C. C. 152, 9, 307 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Oct. 14 [George] Washington [Passaic Falls]. Col. 

[Daniel] Morgan's promotion to a brigadiership ; 
intelligence from the South; publication of pro- 
ceedings relative to Maj. [John Lewis] Andre. 
Letter-book copy. C. C. 16, 135 

1780 Clinton, George. Poughkeepsie. To [George] Washing- 

OcT. 14 ton [Passaic Falls]. Enemy's attack on fron- 

tier; disposition of troops; reenforcements etc. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1780, Oct. 16. 

C. C. 162, 9, 317 

1780 Mathews, John. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

Oct. 14 Preakness]. Flag for Mrs. Mathews to go to 

Carolina; reasons; affairs in^ South; need of 

commander and reenforcements. A. L. §. 4 

pp. 42, 338 

1780 Washington, George. "Prackness" [New Jersey]. To 

^cT. 15 [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. 

American Commissary of Prisoners to reside in 
New York City; resignations in Massachusetts 
Line. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexan- 
der Mamilton. Kead in Congress, Oct. 19. 

A. V, pt. II, 273 

1780 Washington, George. Preakness. To [the President of 

^^- 15 Congress, Philadelphia]. Capture of [Henry] 

Laurens; Cork fleet on the coast. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert HauBon Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Oct. 19. A. V, pt. II, 275 

1780 Washington, George. Passaic Falls. To the President 

Oct. 15 of Congress [Philadelphia]. Court of Inquiry 

of Maj. Gen. [Horatio] Gates; [Maj.] G^u. 
[Nathanael] Greene to command in the South; 
Arnold's proclamation; embarkatioil of enemy 
at New York. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, Oct. 19. 

A. V, pt. II, 269 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 8, 496. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 465 

[1780] Massachusetts, Officers. Resignations in October. 1 p. 

[Oct. 15] In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed 

in Washington to the President of Congress, 
1780, Oct. 15. C. C. 162, 9, 291 

1780 Washinirton, George. [Near Passaic Falls.*] To [the 

^^CT. 16 President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Corre- 

spondence with Sir Henry Clinton respecting 
civil prisoners of South Carolina; exchanges; 
enemy's incursions from Canada. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Read in Congress, Oct. 23. Referred to Bee, 
Livingston,* Duane and Sullivan. 

A. V, pt. II, 277 

1780 Washington, George. Passaic Falls. To the President of 

^cT. 17 Congress [Philadelphia]. Sailing of enemy's 

detachment from New York. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read in Con- 
gress, Oct. 20. A. V, pt, II, 279 

1780 Mathews, John. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

Oct. 17 near Passaic Falls]. Plan for reorganizing 

army; dilatory attitude of Congress; [Maj.] 
Gen. [Nathanael] Greene's appointment. A. L. 
S. 2 pp. 42,355 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington 

Oct. 18 [Passaic Falls]. Capt. [B. Edgar] JoePs charge 

against Maj. Gen. [Robert] Howe. A. L. S. of 
Richard Peters. 2 pp. Miscel. 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Oct. 19 [George] Washington [Preakness]. Transmit- 

ting resolves and printed plan for conducting 
Hospital Department. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 15, 138 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washing- 

OcT. 19 ton [Preakness]. Officers to whom depreciation 

of pay is to be made up. L. S. of Richard 
Peters. 2 pp. Answered Oct. 21.* liiscel. 

1780 Washington, George. Near Passaic Falls. To the Presi- 

Oct. 21 (Jent of Congress [Philadelphia]. Enemy's reen- 

f orcement ; lack of provisions at Fort Pitt ; dis- 
missal of Lt. Col. [David] Mason; incursions 
from Canada. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. Referred to Matlack, 
Hanson and Walker. A. V, pt. II, 281 

28632— OG 30 



466 UBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1780 Washington, Greorge. Preakness. To the Board of War 

Oct. 21 [Philadelphia]. Question as to what is "the 

line of the army " ; minor matters. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

A. V, pt n, 285 

1780 Washington, Greorge. Preakness. To the President of 

Oct. 22 Congress [Philadelphia]. Maj. Gren. [Xathan- 

ael] Greene to conmiand Southern Department; 
need of Baron Steuben's services. Draft. 2 
pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
Bead in Congress, Oct. 27. Beferred to Sharpe, 
Bland, ComeD, -Sullivan and Walton. 

A. V, pt n, 287 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. T. 1890. 9, U, 
note. 

1780 Washington, Greorge. Preakness. To the Board of War 

Oct. 22 [Philadelphia]. Major [Henry] Lee's corps to 

be sent to the Southward. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt 11, 289 

1780 [Washington, George.] Preakness. To Maj. Gren. [Ho- 

Oct. 22 ratio] Gates [Hillsboro, North Carolina]. Maj. 

Gen. [Nathanael] Greene to command the South- 
em Army ; court of inquiry for Gates. Contem- 
porary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1780, Oct. 22. 

C. C. 152, 9, 327 

1780 [Washington, George.] Preakness. To Maj. Gren. [Xa- 

OcT. 22 thanael] Greene [Preakness]. Instructions for 

his command of Southern Army; trial of Maj. 
Gen. [Horatio] Gates. Contemporary copy. 3 
pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of 
Congress, 1780, Oct. 22. C. C. 152, 9, 229 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) X. Y. 1891. 9, 9. 

1780 Washington, George. To John Mathews [Philadelphia]. 

Oct. 23 Request for Mrs. Mathews ; affairs in the South ; 

[Maj. G^n. Nathanael Greene]. Draft signed. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

P. II, 195 

1780 Continental Congress^ President. Philadelphia. To 

Oct. 23 [George] Washington [Preakness]. Transmit- 

ting news of defeat of Col. [Patrick] Ferguson 
[battle of King's Mountain]. L. S. of Samuel 
Huntington. 1 p. Answered Oct. 29.* 43, 44^ 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 467 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Oct. 23 [George] Washington [Preakness]. Chevalier 

Dubuysson's request; transmitting printed pro- 
ceedings of the board of general officers re- 
specting Maj. [John Lewis] Andre. Letter- 
book copy. . C. C. 15, 143 

1780 Board of Treasnry. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

OcT. 24 ington [Preakness], Waste of public flour at 

various posts through negligence. A. L. S. of 
William Denning. 3 pp. Answered Nov. 2.* 

42, 59 

1780 Washing^ton, George. [Preakness.] To [the Board of 

Oct. 25 War, Philadelphia]. Suspicions of treasons; 

character of a deserter. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. * 

A. V, pt. II, 291 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1891. 9, 16. 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Oct. 26 [George] Washington [Preakness]. Transmit- 

ting resolves. Letter-book copy. C. C. 16, 145 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washing- 

OcT. 28 ton [Preakness]. Transmitting commissions for 

Col. [Henry] Jackson's regiment. A. L. S. of 
Benjamin Stoddert. 1 p. liiscel. 

1780 Washington, George. Near Passaic Falls. To the Presi- 

OcT. 29 dent of Congress [Philadelphia]. Intelligence 

from Southward, parole, exchange etc. of pris- 
oners; Arnold's proclamation. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read in 
Congress, Nov. 1. Part referred to Board of 
War. A. V, pt. II, 293 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washing- 

OcT. 30 ton [Preakness]. Transmitting papers. A. I<i. 

S. of William Jackson. Ip. Answered Nov. 7.* 

98, 233 

1780 Mathews, John. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

^<^T. 30 Preakness] . Flag for Mrs. Mathews's return to 

Carolina ; adoption of plan for army ; news from 
the South. A. L. S. 1 p. 43, 119 

1780 Washington, George. Passaic Falls. To the Board of 

Oct- 31 War [Philadelphia]. Exchange of Brigadiers 

von Speck and von Gall of the Convention 
troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. A. V, pt. II, 295 



*y^ 



468 UBBABY OF CONGBESS 

1780 Board of War [Philadelphia]. To [Greorge] Washing- 

Oct. 31 ton [Passaic Falls]. Meaning of words of re- 

solve of Apr. 10 [1780]. A. L. S. of Richard 
Peters. 1 p. Answered Nov. 7.* Misoel. 

See: Board of War to Washington, 1780, Aug. 28. 

[1780] [Clinton, Sir Henry.] [New York.] Articles proposed 

[Oct.] for government of agents for prisoners. Con- 

temporary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1780, Oct. 15. 

C. C. 162,9,279 

[1780] Continental Army, Officers. Resignations since Jan. 1, 

[Oct.] 1780. Names by states, artillery, dragoons etc. 

6 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri- 
son. Transmitted to Congress. C. C. 162, 9, 193 

1780 Washington, George. Preakness. To the President of 

Nov. 1 Congress [Philadelphia]. Sufferings of Cana- 

dians who have espoused the cause of the United 
States ; Capt. [Joseph] Traversie's claim. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
Read in Congress, Nov. 6. Referred to Duane, 
Howley and Sharp. A. V, pt. II, 297 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 1 [George] Washington [Preakness]. Transmit- 

ting resolve. Letter-book copy. C. C. 16, 150 

1780 Washington, George. Preakness. To [the Board of 

Nov. 2 Treasury, Philadelphia] . Waste of public stores 

in magazines. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. II, 299 

1780 Washington, George. [Preakness.] To the President of 

Nov. 4 Congress [Philadelphia]. Sailing of fleets from 

New York; establishment of the army. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
Read in Congress, Nov. 8. A. V, pt. II, 303 

1780 Washington, George. Preakness. To the Board of War 

Nov. 4 [Philadelphia]. Exchanged officers. Draft. Ip. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. V, pt. II, 305 

1780 Continental Army. Hospital Department. Officers. Tota- 

^^^- ^ way [New Jersey]. To [George] Washington 

[Passaic Falls]. Salaries. D. S. : John Coch- 
ran, James Craik, Hy. Latimer, Francis Hagan. 

3 pp. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1780, Nov. 5. C. C. 162, 9, 351 



-f.' • 



COBRESPONDENCE OP GEOBGE WASHINGTON 469 

1780 Phillips, W[illiam]. New York. Propositions for ex- 

Nov. 4 change of prisoners. Transcript. Enclosed in 

Washington to the President of Congress, 1780, 
Dec. 8. C. C. 169, 7, 352 

1780 Washington, G[eorge]. Passaic Falls. To the President 

^^^' ^ of Congress [Philadelphia]. Half -pay for the 

Hospital Department. Auto, draft signed. 
Read in Congress, Nov. 11. Referred to Clark, 
Bland and Cornell. A. V, pt. II, 307 

1780 Wright, George and Others. Long Island. To Congress. 

Nov. 5 Petitioning for exchange. D. S. : George 

Wright, Jno. Wm. Annis, Jacob Sommer, Gar- 
ret J. Van Wagener, Duke Wikoff, Matthias 
Ward, Robert Hondgson, Silas Snow. 2 pp. 
Read in Congress, Dec. 9. Referred to Sullivan, 
Clark and Atlee. Jan. 27, 1781, Referred to the 
Commander in chief. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington 1781, Jan. 27. 96, 64 

1780 Washington, George. Passaic Falls. To the President 

Nov. 7 of Congress [Philadelphia]. Recruiting, sup- 

plies etc. for the partisan corps; establish- 
ment of the Engineer Department; enemy's de- 
struction of grain on northern frontier; neces- 
sity of flour; supplies of enemy through inhab- 
itants; exchange of prisoners; embarkation at 
New York; scarcity of supplies at the North. 
Draft. 7 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. Read in Congress, Nov. 13. Referred to 
Duane, Henry and Cornell. A. V, pt. II, 311 

Printed, in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1891. 9, 21. 

1780 Washington, George. Passaic Falls. To the Board of 

Nov. 7 War [Philadelphia]. Minor military matters; 

forwarding letters to the southward. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. V, pt. II, 319 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washing- 

Nov. 7 ton [Passaic Falls]. Transportation for provi- 

sions and clothing for American prisoners at 
Charleston. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. 
Answered Nov. 16.* Miscel. 

1780 [Heath, William.] [West Point, New York.] To 

Nov. 7 [George Washington, Passaic Falls]. British 

on Lake George; lack of provisions for troops 
on the frontier. [Extract of letter.] 2 pp. In 



t,-" a 



470 LIBRABY OF CONGBESS 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1780, 
Nov. 7. C. C. 162, 9, 361 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 8 [George] Washington [Preakness]. Transmit- 

ting resolve. Letter-book copy. C. C. 16, 153 

1780 Snllivan, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

Nov. 9 ton [Preakness]. System of promotion in armt. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 43, 184 

1780 Washington, George. Passaic Falls. To Col. William 

Nov. 12 Malcom, Wallkill [New York]. News from the 

frontiers; scarcity of supplies. L. S. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Transmitted 
to Congress. C. C. 162, 9, 365 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 12 [George] Washington [Preakness]. Transmit- 

ting resolves; precedence in exchange of prison- 
ers; purchase of horses on public account and 
reduction of number in camp. Letter-book 
copy. C. C. 16, 154 

1780 Sullivan, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 12 [Preakness]. Difficulties in Congress; reforms 

introduced; danger to Southern states. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 48, 230 

1780 Washington, George. Preakness. To the President of 

N^v- ^^ Congress [Philadelphia], Enemy's fleet destined 

for the Southward. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Caleb Gibbs. Read in Congress, Nov. 17. 

A. V, pt. II, 321 

1780 Washington, George. Passaic Falls. To the Board of 

^^^•1^ War [Philadelphia]. Passport for sloop. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. V, pt. II, 323 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 16 [George] Washington [Preakness]. Transmitting 

resolves; retention of Engineer officers. Letter- 
book copy. C. C. 16, 161 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Nov. 16 [Passaic Falls]. Letters forwarded. A. L. S. of 

Richard Peters. 1 p. Miseel. 

1780 Scammell, Alexander. Tota way [New Jersey]. To [George] 

^^^- ^^ Washington [Passaic Falls]. Resignation. Con- 

temporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 



•^ •* * m..^^atm 



CORBESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 471 

Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1781, Jan. 2. C. C. 162, 9, 429 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 17 [George] Washington [Passaic Falls]. Transmit- 

ting intelligence of British in, Virginia. Letter- 
book copy. C. C. 16, 162 

1780 Washington, George. Passaic Falls. To George Walton 

Nov. 19 [Philadelphia]. Exchange of certain officers. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tepch Tilgh- 
man. A. V, pt. II, 326 

1780 Washington, George. Passaic Falls. To [the President 

Nov. 20 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Exchange of prison- 

ers; reward of Paulding, Van Wart and Wil- 
liams. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Alex- 
ander Hamilton. Head in Congress, Nov. 24. 

A. V, pt. II, 327 

1780 [Washington, George.] To [Arthur Lee, Philadelphia]. 

Nov. 20 Loan from France. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 

writing of Alexander Hamilton. P. II, 219 

1780 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. To [John] Sullivan [Philadel- 

^ov- 20 phia]. Reestablishment of the army; specific 

supplies; multiplicity of business in Congress; 
remedy; clothing; foreign loan; situation in 
Southern states. Auto, draft signed. 4 pp. 

P. II, 215 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Fold) N. Y. 1891. 9. 82. 

1780 Washington, George. Passaic Falls. To Sir Henry Clin- 

^'^^'- 20 ton [New York]. Exchange of prisoners. Con- 

temporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the Pres- 
ident of Congress, 1780, Dec. 8. C.C. 162,9,389 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

^'ov. 20 [Passaic Falls]. Capt. [Thomas] Mclntire's case. 

A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 1 p. Miscel 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

^^^' 2^ [Preakness]. Returns of cavalry. A. L. S. of 

Benjamin Stoddert. 2 pp. Answered Dec. 7.* 

Miscel. 

1780 wrashingto]n, G[eorge]. Preakness [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 26 [John] Sullivan [Philadelphia]. [Brig.] Gen. 

[Henry] Knox; the Inspector's Department. 
Draft signed. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexan- 
der Hamilton and Washington. P. II, 221 

Printed. Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1891. 9, 39. 



472 LIBBABY OF CO:!?GB£SS 

17M CotttfiieBtal Congrest, President. Phihdetphim. To 

^oT. 25 [Geoige] Washington [Preakness]. Timiismittiiig> 

resolves. Letter-book copy. C. C. 15, 166 

17M Washington, George. Preakness. To [the Piesidoit of 

Xov. 26 ^ Congress, Philadelphia]. Minor matters; par of 

Inspectors; the marechaos^ corps; death of Wil- 
liam Erskine. L. S. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Caleb Gibbs. Bead in Congress, Nov. 30. Be- 
ferred to Cornell, Sullivan and Ward. 

C.C. 158,9,377 

Dxmit, A. v. pi. II, 331. is dated Nor. 25l 

Printed, in part: Writings of Wsshingtoo (Foid) X. T. 1»L 9. 40. 
note. 

1780 Snlliyan, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 26 [Preakness]. Correspondence; r^folations for 

army; requisitions and clothing; new loan solic- 
ited; Clothier^s department. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

41,57 

1780 W[ailiingto]E, {j[eorge]. Preakness. To the President of 

Nov. 27 Congress [Philadelphia]. Introducing Chevalier 

de Chastellux. Draft signed. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. P. II, 223 

1780 W[ailiingto]n, Gfeorge]. Preakness. To the President of 

Nov. 27 Congress [Philadelphia]. Introducing Viscomte 

de Noailles. Draft signed. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. P. II, 225 

1780 W[a«hingto]n, Gr[eorge]. Preakness. To the President of 

Nov. 27 Congress [Philadelphia], Introducing Comte de 

r>amas. Draft signed. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. P. II, 227 

1780 W[a«hingto]n, G[eorge]. Preakness. To the President of 

Nov. 27 Congress [Philadelphia]. Introducing Chevalier 

Du Plessis. Draft signed. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. P. II, 229 

1780 Waihington, George. Morristown. To the President of 

Nov. 28 Congress [Philadelphia]. Cantonment of troops 

in winter quarters; Col. [Alexander] ScanunelPs 
resignation of the Adjutant Generalship; Maj. 
[Benjamin] Tallmadge's destruction of forage on 
Long Island. Draft signed. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghraan. Read in Congress 
Dec. 24. Referred to Sullivan, Cornell, and 
Mathews. A. V, pt II, 336 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1891. 9. 40. 



COBRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 473 

1780 Morris, Gouvemeur; Philadelphia. To [George Wash- 

Nov. 28 ington, New Windsor], Suggesting an attempt 

against New York. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
Dec. 10.* 44, 160 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 29 [George] Washington [Morristown], Transmit- 

ting resolves. Letter-book copy. C. C. 16, 168 

1780 [Clinton, Sir Henry.] New York. To [George Washing- 

Nov. 29 ton, Morristown, New Jersey]. Exchange of 

prisoners and adjustment of accounts of Con- 
vention troops. [Extract of letter.] 4 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. Enclosed in 
Washington to the President of Congress, 1780, 
Dec. 8. C. C. 162, 9, 393 

1780 Phillips, W[illiam]. New York. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

^97' ^ liam] Irvine and Cols. [George] Matthews and 

[John] Ely [New York], Propositions for ex- 
change of Convention troops. Transcript. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1780, Dec. 8. C. C. 169, 7, 353 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Dec. 4 [George] Washington [en route to New Windsor]. 

Transmitting resolve; hews from the South. 
Letter-book copy. C. C. 16, 171 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Dec. 6 , [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Trans- 

mitting resolves; prohibition of officers purchas- 
ing articles intended for troops. Letter-book 
copy. C. C. 16, 173 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor [New York]. To 

Dec. 7 [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Intro- 

ducing Comte de Custine. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. P. II, 231 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [the Presi- 

^Ec. 7 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Introducing 

Marquis de Laval. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit- 
ing of Tench Tilghman. P. II, 233 

1780 Washington, George. New Windsor [New York]. To 

l>«c- 7 the Board of War [Philadelphia]. Minor mili- 

tary matters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. II, 339 

1780 Washington, George. Nfew Windsor. To the President of 

^^- ^ Congress [Philadelphia]. Laboratory at Carlisle 

[Pennsylvania]; exchange of Convention troops. 



474 UBRABY OP CONGBESS 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Read in Congress Dec. 18. Referred to Sullivan, 
Mathews, and Bland. A. V, pt. II, 341 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

1>BC. 9 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Trans- 

mitting resolve. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 16, 179 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Dec. 9 [New Windsor]. Vessel with supplies for pris- 

oners at Charleston. A. L. S. of Richard Peters. 
1 p. Answered Dec. 19.* Miscel 

1780 Dnane, James. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

^^- ^ [New Windsor]. Contingencies of success of the 

war; Congress; speculators; money; trouble with 
France; possible plan of meeting the situation; 
estimates for coming year; European aid; Spain; 
British reenf orcements; internal trouble with Ire- 
land and political condition. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

44,149 

1780 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Gouverneur 

I>Ec- 10 Morris, Philadelphia. His suggestions of attempt 

against New York; weak state of army; want of 
clothing and supplies; impossibility of accom- 
plishing anything under present conditions. 
Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. 44, 158 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. GaiTison- at Wyoming. 

Dec. 12 D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in 

President of Congress to Washington, 1780, Dec. 
16. 46, 136 

1780 Washington, George. New Windsor. To the President 

Dec. 13 of Congress [Philadelphia]. Payment for officers' 

horses killed or disabled in action; embarkation of 
enemy at New York. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress 
Dec. 18. Referred to Board of War. 

A. V, pt. n, 343 

1780 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [the President 

Dec. 15 of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Maj. [Benjamin] 

Tallmadge's exploit; British reenforcements; 
urgency of recruiting; European politics; route 
of the post through Connecticut. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read in 
Congress Dec. 22. A. V, pt. II, 343 



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CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 475 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

I^Ec. 15 [GoorgeJ Washington [New Windsor], Trans- 

mitting resolve and pai>ers connected therewith. 
I^etter-book cop\'. C. C. 16, 182 

1780 [Clinton, George.] Poughkeepsie. To [George Wash- 

^^'^' ^^ ington New Windsor], Impress of flour for 

army, [Extract of letter.] 2 pp. In handwrit- 
ing of David Humphreys, Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1780, Dec. 
22. C. C. 162, 9, 419 

Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 
[George] Washington [New Windsor], Trans- 
mitting resolve. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 16, 186 

Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 
[New Windsor]. Transmitting resolve of Con- 
gress. L. S. of Benjamin Stoddert. 1 p. An- 
swered Dec. 24.* Misoel. 

Washington, (Jeorge. New Windsor. To [John] Sullivan 
[Philadelphia]. .Promotions to general officer- 
ships; lack of system; case of New Jersey; 
brigadiers. Auto, draft signed. 6 pp. 

P. II, 243 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1891. 9, 63. 

1780 Sullivan, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

^^'^' ^^ [New Windsor], Dispute between Connecticut 

and Pennsylvania over the garrison at Wyoming. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 44, 217 

1780 Washing^n, George. New Windsor. To the Boai-d of 

^^^- ^^ War [Philadelphia]. Returns of the various 

troops of horse. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. II, 347 

1780 Batterman, George. Boston. Deposition respecting treat- 

Dec. 19 ment received from British; prison-ships. Sworn 

to before S. Holten. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton. 1781, Jan. 12. 96, 39 

1780 Washington, G[eorge]. To the President of Congress 

Dec. 20 [Philadelphia]. Promotions of officers; system, 

seniority etc. Auto, dmft signed. 6 pp. Read 
in Congress Jan. 1, 1781. Referred to Sullivan, 
Varnum, and Bland. Reported May [Mar.] 9. 
Acted on May [Mar.] 25. A. V, pt. II, 349 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1891. 9, 68. 






476 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

I>Ec. 21 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Leave of 

absence of Brig. Gen. John Stark. Letter-book 
copy. C. C. . 16, 190 

1780 Washington, George. New Windsor. To the President of 

^^- 22 Congress [Philadelphia], Lack of flour and en- 

ergy of Gov. [George] Clinton. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Read in 
Congress, Dec. 24. Referred to Floyd, Root, 
Clymer, Clark, and Adams. A. V, pt. II, 356 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [the President of Con- 

^^^- 23 gress, Philadelphia]. Case of four Swedish offi- 

cers. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Read in 
Congress, Jan. 1, 1781. Referred to Board of 
War. Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 
1781, Jan. 2. 97, 267 

1780 Washington, George. New Windsor. To the Board of 

Dec. 24 War [Philadelphia]. Lt. Col. [Thomas] Forrest 

[to command Artificers at Carlisle]. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. V, pt. II, 367 

1780 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. New Windsor. To James Duane 

Dec. 26 [Philadelphia]. Increase of powers of Congress; 

mode of obtaining supplies; promotions; cases of 
[Brig.] Gen. [Henry] Knox and Lt. Col. [William 
Stephens] Smith. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. 

P. II, 367 

Printed in part: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1891. 9, 75. 

1780 Skinner, Abraham. ''Commissary of Prisoners Office." 

Dec. 26 [Elizabeth? New Jersey.] To Thomas Bradford 

[Philadelphia]. Exchanges; American prisoners 
sent to England; treatment on prison ships. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1781, Jan. 6. 

97, 286 

1780 Washington, George. New Windsor. To the President 

Dec. 27 of Congress [Philadelphia]. Sailing of a fleet 

from New York. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, Jan. 1, 
1781. A. V, pt. II, 359 

1780 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Dec. 28 [George] Washington. Transmitting resolve. 

Letter-book copy. C. C. 16, 191 



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COBBESPONDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 477 

1780 Lyman, George and Others. ' ' Provost Condemned Boom " 

I^Bc. 28 [New York]. To Congress. Harsh treatment 

received from British; prayer for relief. Con- 
temporary copy of D. S. : George Lyman, James 
Hallet, Peter Foster, Thomas Selus, Thomas 
Clark, Daniel Lawrence and Simon Tylor. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1781, Jan. 6. 97, 284 

1780 Continental Congress, Resolve. Exchange of prisoners. 

I>«c. 29 D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in 

President of Congress to Washington, 1781, 
Jan. 2. 97, 277 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To the President of Con- 

I>Bc. 29 gress [Philadelphia]. Artificers ordered to Car- 

lisle [Pennsylvania]; affairs at Springfield [Massa- 
chusetts]; preparations for the campaign; need 
of money. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of Joseph Carleton. Enclosed in Board 
of War to Washington, 1781, Mar. 3. 96, 103 

1780 Sproat, David. New York. To Capt. GriflSn. Ex- 
Dec. 30 change of prisoners. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1781, Jan. 6. 97, 283 

1781 Continental Congress, Resolves. British intentions against 
Jan. 1 the south; Lt. Col. William [Stephens] Smith; 

arrangement of oflScers, prisoners of enemy. 
D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1781, 
Jan. 2. 97, 282 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To the President of 

Jan. 2 Congress [Philadelphia]. Retirement of [Brig.] 

Gen. [John] Stark and resignation of Col. [Alex- 
ander] Scammell as Adjutant General; enemy's 
southern expedition under command of Arnold. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench. Tilgh- 
man. Read in Congress, Jan. 8. 

A. V, pt. n, 361 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1891. 9, 85. 

1781 Washington, G[eorge]. [New Windsor.] Amount of the 

Jan. 2-3 National debt. Money; taxes; supplies; war ex- 

penses; estimate of expense for campaign of 1781. 
"Taken from Mr. Duane's estimates, &c., fur- 
nished Colo. Jno. Laurens." A. D. S. 3 pp. 

A. V, pt. U, 385 




478 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 GontineiLtal Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 2 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Trans- 

mitting resolves and other papers; cooperation 
with French in southern movement. L. S. of 
Samuel Huntington. 2 pp. Answered Jan. 15.* 

97, 280 

1781 Continental Congress, Resolve. Completion of Armand's 

Jan. 2 corps by volunteers from the line. D. S. of 

Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1781, Jan. 6. 97, 293 

1781 Continental Congress, Resolve. Completion of Armand's 

Jan. 2 corps from line of army. A. L. S. of Charles 

Thomson. 1 p. Transmitted to Washington. 

53, 22 

1781 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

Jan. 2 . [New Windsor]. Transmitting papers. A. L. S. 

of Benjamin Stoddert. 1 p. Answered Jan. 10. * 

97, 269 

Dated in error, 1780. 

1781 Board of War. Proceedings. Case of four Swedish oflS- 

Jan. 2 cers. A. D. S. of Benjamin Stoddert. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1781, 
Jan. 2. 97, 271 

1781 Sullivan, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

J^N- 2 [New Windsor], System of promotion in army; 

[Lt.] Col. [William Stephens] Smith; news from 
the South. A. L. S. 2 pp. 46, 8 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. Mount Kimball [New Jersey]. Nego- 

J^N- ^ tiations with mutineers; conference, grievances, 

etc., and a copy of the Propositions of Committee 
of Sergeants, Jan. 4. [Same as C. C. 152, 9, 443.] 
Endorsed: ''Genl. Wayne's first orders." Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of and 
attested by Richard Butler. Enclosed in Wayne, 
Butler and Stewart to the President of Congress, 
1781, Jan. 8. C. C. 162, 9, 477 

1780 Washington, George. New Windsor. T6 Brig. Gen. 

J^^- ^ [Anthony] Wayne. Mutiny of the Pennsylvania 

line; advice as to action, etc. Contemporary 
copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of Henry Latimer. 
Enclosed in Wayne, Butler and Stewart to the 
President of Congress, 1781, Jan. 8. 

C. C. 162, 9, 505- 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1891. 9, 87. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 479 

[1781] [Washington, George.] [New Windsor.] Extracts and 

[Jan. 3?] substance of papers of John Laurens. CJommis- 

sion; Instructions of Dec. 23 & 27, 1780; Instruc- 
tions to [Benjamin] Franklin Nov. 28, 1780; let- 
ters to King of France Nov. 22 & Dec. 23, 1780; 
estinaate of supplies wanted. A. D. 4 pp. 

A. V, pt. II, 389 

1781 Continental Congress, Order. Resignation of Dr. William 

Jan. 3 Shippen [jr]. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. 

Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1781, Jan. 6. 97, 291 

1781 Continental Congress, Order. To the Board of War. 

Jan. 4 Warrants for the Invalid and Artificers regi- 

ments. Contemporary copy. Ip. Transmitted 
to Washington. Published in Genl. Orders, 
Jan. 16. 96, 35 

[1781] Pennsylvania, Troops. Committee of Sergeants. [Prince- 

[Jan. 4] ton. New Jersey]. Propositions [to Brig. Gen. 

Anthony Wayne]. Demands of mutineers for 
pay and clothing and discharges to which they 
are entitled. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Transmitted to Congress. C. C. 152, 9, 443 

1781 Pennsylvania, Troops, Committee of Sergeants. Prince- 

Jan. 4 ton. To [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne [Prince- 

ton]. Men entitled to discharge. Contemporary 
copy, r p. In handwriting of and attested by 
Benjamin Fishbourn. Enclosed in Wayne, Butler 
and Stewart to the President of Congress, 1781, 
Jan. 8. C. C. 152, 9, 481 

1781 St. Clair, Arthur. Trenton [New Jersey]. To the Presi- 

Jan. 4 dent of Congress, Philadelphia. March of the 

mutineers toward Philadelphia; eflForts to nego- 
tiate with them. A. L. S. 3 pp. Read in Con- 
gress, Jan 6. C. C. 162, 9, 439 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. Princeton. To the Sergeants of the 

Jan. 4 Pennsylvania Line [Princeton]. Answer to 

propositions of the Serjeants. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Transmitted to Congress. 

C. C. 152, 9, 445 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. Princeton. To Committee of Sergeants 

Jan. 4 [Princeton], Right to discharges. (2 copies of 

same.) 






480 LIBRABY OP CONGRESS 

Sergeants to Wayne. Negotiations and threats. Con- 
temporary copies. 8 pp. In handwriting of and 
attested by Benjamin Fishboarn. Enclosed in 
Wayne, Butler and Stewart to the President of 
Congress, 1781, Jan. 8. C. C. 162, 9, 483 

1781 Wayne, Anthony; Richard Bntler and Walter Stewart. 

J^N- ^ [Prmceton.] To [Prest. Joseph Reed, Trenton?] 

Revolt of the Pennsylvania line; disposition of 
troops, situation of affairs. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Henry Latimer? En- 
closed in Wayne, Butler and Stewart to the 
President of Congress, 1781, Jan. 8. 

C. C. 152, 9, 501 

1781 Wayne, Anthony; Richard Bntler and Walter Stewart. 

Jan. 4 Princeton. To [George] Washington [New 

Windsor]. The mutiny situation. Contempo- 
rary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Henry 
Latimer? C. C. 152, 9, 509 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To the Board of 

J^N. 5 Wb.t [Philadelphia]. Transmitting return of 

Col. [Elisha] Sheldon's regiment of cavalry. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. A. V, pt. II, 368 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. Circular letter to 

Jan. 5 Governors of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massa- 

chusetts and New Hampshire. Mutiny of the 
Pennsylvania troops; distresses and hardships of 
army; need of money and supplies. Contempo- 
rary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1781, Jan. 6. 

C. C. 152, 9, 435 

Printed: WrlUngs of Washington (Ford) N.Y. 1891. 9,91. 

1781 Continental Congress, Resolves. British treatment of pris- 

Jan. 5 oners; retaliation authorized. D. S. of Charles 

Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1781, Jan. 6. 97, 289 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To the President 

J-A^- ^ of Congress [Philadelphia]. Revolt of the Penn- 

sylvania line. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. Read in Congress, Jan. 15. 

A. V, pt. II, 365 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1891. 9, 93. 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 481 

1781 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 6 * [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Corre- 

spondence relating to prisoners; retaliation; 
transmitting resolves. L. S. of Samuel Hant- 
ington. 2 pp. Answered Jan. 15.* 97, 287 

1781 Pennsylvania, Troops. Committee of Sergeants. [Prince- 

Jan. 6 ton] To [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne [Prince- 

ton]. Procuring of clothing. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. In handwriting of and attested by 
Benjamin Fishbourn. Enclosed in Wayne, But- 
ler and Stewart to the President of Congress, 
1781, Jan. 8. C. C. 162, 9, 487 

1781 Pennsylvania, Troops. Conunittee of Sergeants. [Prince- 

Jan. 6 ton] To [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne [Prince- 

ton]. Refusal to agree to propositions. Con- 
temporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of and 
attested by Henry Latimer. Enclosed in 
Wayne, Butler and Stewart to the President of 
Congress, 1781, Jan. 8. C. C. 162, 9, 498 

1781 Pennsylvania, Troops. Conunittee of Sergeants. [Prince- 

JAN..6 ton.] To [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne [Prince- 

ton]. Request for orders issued at Mount 
Kimball. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand- 
writing of and attested by Henry Latimer. En- 
closed in Wayne, Butler and Stewart to the 
President of Congress, 1781, Jan. 8. 

C. C. 162, 9, 495 

1781 [Wayne, Anthony.] Princeton. To [the Committee of 

Jan. 6 Sergeants, Princeton]. Compliance with propo- 

sitions; supply of clothing. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. In handwriting of Benjamin Fishbourn. 
Enclosed in Wayne, Butler and Stewart to the 
President of Congress, 1781, Jan. 8. 

C. C. 162, 9, 489 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. Princeton. To [Prest. Joseph Reed, 

Jan. 6 Trenton]. The situation. L. S. marked '" Copy." 

1 p. In handwriting of Benjamin Fishbourn. 
Enclosed in Wayne, Butler and Stewart to the 
President of Congress, 1781, Jan. 8. 

C. C. 162, 9, 491 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee of Conference with Penn- 

Jan. 7 sylvania Executive. Trenton. To [George] 

Washington [New Windsor]. Surrender of Brit- 

28032— OG 31 






482 LIBBABY OF CONGBESS 

ish emissaries by the mutineers. L. S. of John 
Sullivan. 1 p. In handwriting of Samuel John 
Atlee. 15, 56 

Committee: Sullivan, Matthews and Witherspoon. 

1781 Pennsylvania, Commissioners to treat with Pennsylvania 

Jan. 7 Line. Princeton. Proposals of terms granted by 

the State to the mutineers; enlistments, bounty, 
clothing. Broadside issued under authority of 
Joseph Reed and James Potter. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Conmiittee to Washington, 1781, Jan. 16. 

46,173 

1781 St. Clair, Arthur. Morristown. To the President of Con- 

Jan. 7 gress, [Philadelphia]. Situation and aspect of the 

mutiny; conference with sergeants. A. L. S. 
4 pp. Bead in Congress, Jan. 11. 

C. C. 162,9,461 

1781 Witherspoon, John. Trenton. To [the President of Con- 

Jan. 7 gress, Philadelphia]. Situation as regards the 

mutiny; seizure of British Emissaries. A. L. S. 
1 p. Read in Congress, Jan. 8. 

C. C. 162, 9, 447 

1781 Continental Congress, Resolve. States quotas of money to be 

Jan. S furnished American prisoners. D. S. of Charles 

Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1781, Jan. 12. 96, 40 

1781 Continental Congress, Resolve. Election of Brig. Gren. 

Jan. 8 [Edward] Hand as Adjutant General. D. S. of 

Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in President of 
Congress to Washington, 1781, Jan. 12. 96, 41 

1,781 Continental Congress, Committee of Conference with Penn- 

Jan. 8 sylvania Executive. Trenton. Resolves. Boun- 

ties of soldiers enlisted for the war; discharges; 
settlement of grievances as to pay, clothing; 
delivery of the British emissaries; pardons. A. D. 
of John Witherspoon. 2 pp. Enclosed in Com- 
mittee to Washington, 1781, Jan. 9. * 46, 96 

1781 Livingston, Robert R. Clermont [New York]. To [George 

Jan. 8 Washington, New Windsor]. Discontent in New 

York state; scarcity of money; prejudice of Penn- 
sylvania; New York's inability to furnish supplies; 
invasion from Canada; representation of situation 
and its dangers to Congress. A. L. S. 11 pp» 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 483 

1781 Pennsylvania, Troops. Committee of Sergeants. [Prince- 

Jan. 8 ton.] To [Brig. Gen. Anthony Wayne, Prince- 

ton]. Agreements and understandings of [Gov. 
Joseph Reed's] proposals. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. In handwriting of John Sullivan. En- 
closed in Wayne, Butler and Stewart to the 
President of Congress, 1781, Jan. 8. 

C. C. 162, 9, 497 

1781 Beed, Joseph. Maidenhead [New Jersey.] To the Com- 

Jaa. 8 mittee of Congress [Trenton]. Progress of the 

mutiny; [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of John 
Sullivan. Transmitted to Congress. 

C. C. 162, 9, 459 

1781 Sullivan, John. Trenton. To the President of Congress, 

Jan. 8 [Philadelphia.] Aspect of the mutiny; demands 

of mutineers; British emissaries. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Read in Congress, Jan. 10. 

C. C. 162, 9, 455 

1781 Wayne, Anthony; Richard Butler and Walter Stewart. 

Jan. 8 Princeton. To the President of Congress [Phila- 

delphia]. Report of mutiny; disposition of sol- 
diery; British emissaries. L. S. 2 pp. Read 
in Congress, Jan. 10. C. C. 162, 9, 473 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee of Conference with Penn- 

Jan. 9 sylvania Executive. Trenton. To [George] 

Washington [New Windsor]. Transmitting 
papers relating to negotiations with the Pennsyl- 
vania mutineers. A. L. 8. 1 p. 46, 94 

1781 Seed, Joseph. [Princeton.] To [the Committee of Con- 

Jan. 9 gress, Trenton]. Negotiations with the muti- 

neers. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of John Mathews. Enclosed in Com- 
mittee to Washington, 1781, Jan. 9. 46, 95 

1781 Sullivan, John. Trenton. To the President of Congress 

Jan. 9 [Philadelphia], Arrival of mutineers at Trenton. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Read in Congress, Jan. 10. 

C. C. 162, 9, 461 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To the Board of 

Jan. 10 War [Philadelphia]. Leather caps for army; 

Swedish oflBcers. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. II, 369 



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4S4 LIBBABY OF C0NGBES8 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee of Conference with Penn- 

Jan. 10 sylvania Executive. Near Trenton. TofGreorge] 

Washington [New Windsor]. Negotiations with 
mutineers; execution of British spies. L. S. of 
John Sullivan and partly in his handwriting. 

1 p. 45, 99 

1781 Sullivan, John. Trenton. To the President of Congress 

Jan. 10 [Philadelphia]. Conference of mutineers with 

President Joseph Keed. A. L. S. 1 p. Read 
in Congress, Jan. 11. C. C. 152, 9, 465 

1781 Sullivan, John. Trenton. To the President of Congress 

Jan. 11 [Philadelphia]. Trial and conviction of British 

emissaries; approaching finish of the mutiny. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Read in Congress, Jan. 12. 

C. C. 152, 9, 469 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To the Board of 

Jan. 12 War [Philadelphia]. OflScers for Armand's 

Corps. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex- 
ander Hamilton. A. V, pt. II, 371 

1781 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 12 ' [George] Washington [West Point]. Transmit- 

ting resolves and papers respecting British treat- 
ment of prisoners. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 

2 pp. Answered Jan. 23.* 96, 36 

1781 Continental Congress, Resolves. Establishing pay in the 

Jan. 12 commissary department and artillery and ord- 

nance; aides-de-camp, paymasters, etc. D. S. of 
Charles Thomson. 3 pp. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1781, Jan. 13. 96, 49 

1781 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 13 [George] Washington [West Point?]. Establish- 

ment of pay of certain oflBcers. L. S. of Samuel 

Huntington. 1 p. Answered Jan. 23.* 

96,42 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee of Conference with Penn- 

Jan. 13 sylvania Executive. Trenton. To [George] 

Washington [New Windsor]. Execution of 
British spies; adjusting grievances of Pennsyl- 
vania troops. A. L. S. of John Sullivan. 1 p. 

46,146 

Committee: Sullivan, Witherepoon and Mathews. 

1781 Washington, Gr[eorge]. New Windsor. To the President 

Jan. 15 of Congress [Philadelphia]. Expediency of mov- 

ing French troops to Virginia; lack of supplies; 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 485 

mutiny of Pennsylvania troops. Auto, draft 
signed. 3 pp. Read in Congress, Jan. 23. 

A. V, pt. II, 373 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N.Y. 1891. 9,110. 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [John] Laurens 

Jan. 16 [New Windsor]. State of aflfairs; aid from 

France; money and men; credit and resources 
of America. Draft. 7 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. A. V, pt. II, 377 

1781 Continental Congress, Circular letter to the States. 

Jan. 16 Finances; progress of states in collecting sup- 

plies; returns; pay of army; collection of taxes; 
cooperation with French; specie and a foreign 
loan. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in 
Presideht of Congress to Washington, 1781, 
Jan. 16. 96, 46 

[1781] Continental Congress, Estimate of sums to be furnished by 

[Jan. 15] the several states. Apportioned by states. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Congress, 
Circular to the States 1781, Jan. 15. 96, 48 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee of Conference with Penn- 

Jan. 16 sylvania Executive. Trenton. To [George] 

Washington [New Windsor], Settlement of 
matters with Pennsylvania troops; execution of 
the British spies; terms granted by Pennsylva- 
nia; authority of the Board of Sergeants. L. S. 
of John Sullivan. 1 p. 46, 171 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To John Sullivan 

Jan. 16 [Philadelphia]. Mutiny of the Pennsylvania line; 

distress of soldiers; pay. Draft. 2 pp. In hand- 
writing of David Humphreys. A. V, pt. 11, 393 

1781 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 16 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Circular 

to the States; funds; British in the James River. 
L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 2 pp. Answered 
Jan. 23.* 96, 45 

1781 Knox, H[enry]. Boston. To [John] Lowell [Boston]. 

Jan. 16 Grievances of the Massachusetts troops; pay, 

clothing; bounty and hard money. Contem- 
porary copy. 3 pp. In handwriting of George 
Lewis. Enclosed in Washington to the Presi- 
dent of Congress, 1781, Feb. 13. 

C. C. 162, 9, 557 







486 LIBBABY OP CONGBESS 

• 

1781 Massachnsetts, House of Representatives [Boston]. Re- 

Jan. 16 solves reimbursing Massachusetts soldiers for 

stoppages; bounties, gratuities, hard money, 
clothing. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. In hand- 
writing of George Lewis ? Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1781, Feb. 13. 

C. C. 152, 9, 561 

1781 ' Continental Congress, Resolves. Electing Dr. John Coch- 
Jan. 17 ran, Director of Military Hospital and John 

Pierce, Paymaster General; regulations govern- 
ing the hospital department, half-pay. D. S. of 
Charles Thomson. 3 pp. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1781, Jan. 18. 

96,53 

1781 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 18 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Trans- 

mitting resolves. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 
1 p. Answered Feb. 13.* 96, 52 

1781 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] Report recommending 

Jan. 19 Lt. Col. [Jean Baptiste] Ternant to command in 

Armand's Legion. Contemporary extract. 1 p. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1781, Jan. 27. 96, 66 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. Ta [John Sullivan, 

Jan. 21 Philadelphia]. Mutiny of the New Jersey troops. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham- 
ilton. Endorsed : "To General Sullivan or Com- 
mittee of Congress." A. V, pt. II, 395 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To the President 

Jan. 23 of Congress [Philadelphia]. Revolt of the Jersey 

regiments; need of money, provisions and forage. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham- 
ilton. Read in Congress Jan. 29. 

A. V, pt. II, 397 

1781 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George Washington, 

Jan. 23 New Windsor]. Return of oflScers remaining in 

service and those retired. A. L. S. of Benjamin 
Stoddert. 1 p. Answered Feb. 19.* 96, 55 

1781 Continental Congress, Resolve. Equipment for Col. 

Jan. 23 Armand's legion; remounts; Lt. Col. [Jean 

Baptiste] Ternant's appointment. D. S. of 
Charles Thomson. 2 pp. Enclosed in President 
of Congress to Washington, 1781, Jan. 27. 

96,68 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 487 

1781 W[a8hingto]n, G[eorge]. New Windsor. To the President 

Jan. 24 of Congress [Philadelphia]. Introducing Comte 

de Charlus. Auto, draft signed. 

. To same. Introducing Comte de Dillon. 

Auto, draft. 

. To same. Introducing Mons. Dumat 

[Comte de Damas?]. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 

P. n, 267 

1781 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 24 [George] Washington. [New Windsor]. Ap- 

proving measures respecting mutiny of the 
Pennsylvania line and removal of French troops. 
L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. Answered 
Feb. 13.* 96.56 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To the oflScer com- 

Jan. 26 manding the British fleet in New York harbor 

[C'apt. George Dawson]. Treatment of American 
prisoners on the prison ship [Jersey]; inspection. 
Transcript. Enclosed in Washington to the 
President of Congress, 1781, Feb. 13. 

C. C. 169. 8, 48 

Printed : Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1891. 9.U9. 

1781 Hull, William. Crompond [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

Jan. 25 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Highlands]. Account 

of enterprize against Morrisania [New York]. 
Contemporary cogy. 8 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. Enclosed in Washington to 
the President of Congress, 1781, Jan. 31. 

C. C. 162, 9, 525 

1781 Lee, Henry, jr. Sampit River [North Carolina]. Report 

Jan. 25 of enterprize against Georgetown. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington, 1781, Feb. 21. 95, 93. 

1781 Parsons, Samuel Holden. Highlands. To Maj. Gen. 

Jan. 25 [William] Heath [Highlands]. Account of expe- 

dition against Morrisania. Contemporary copy. 
6 pp. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 
Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1781, Jan. 31. C. C. 162, 9, 533 

1781 Continental Congress, Resolve. Ration allowance; addi- 

Jan. 26 tionalpay of aides-de-camp and others. D. S. of 

Charles Thomson. Enclosed in President of Con- 
gress to Washington, 1781, Jan. 27, 96, 62 






488 LIBBABY OF CONGBESS 

1781 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Jan. 27 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Transmit-* 

ting resolves and papers; Armand's corps; addi- 
tional pay. L. S. .2 pp. Answered Feb. 13,* 

96,60 

1781 Continental Congress, Order. On petition of George 

Jan. 27 Wright and others. D. S. of Charles Thomson. 

1 p. Enclosed in President of Congress to Wash- 
ington, 1781, Jan. 27. 96, 58 

1781 Howe, Robert. Ringwood [New Jersey]. To [George 

J-^N- 27 Washington, New Windsor]. Report of suppres- 

sion of revolt of the Jersey troops. Contemporary 
copy. 4 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham- 
ilton. Enclosed in Washington to the President 
of Congress, 1781, Jan. 23. C. C. 152, 9, 521 

1781 Dnane, James. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

J^^- 29 [New Windsor]. Clothing for army; important 

measures before Congress; centralization of power 
of government; distresses of army and the Penn- 
sylvania mutiny; Virginia's cession of western 
lands and Maryland's endorsement of the Con- 
federation; public credit; political situation and 
news from the South. A. L. S. 3 pp. 46, 15 

1781 Eochambean, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

J^^N- 29 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Effect of 

» storm; mival arrangements. Transcript. En- 

closed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress, 1781, Feb. 3. C. C. 169, 8, 36 

1781 Sullivan, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington* 

Jan. 29 [New Windsor]. Disbanding the Pennsylvania 

Line; revolt of the New Jersey troops; the polit- 
ical outlook; new loan from individuals; paper 
money; prospects; late disturbances among the 
troops. A. L. S. 3 pp. 46, 10 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [the President 

^ Jan. 31 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Suppression of the 

Jersey revolt. [Maj. ] Gen. [Samuel Holden] Par- 

sons's exploit [at Morrisania, New York]. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

Read in Congress, Feb. 5. A. V, pt. II, 399 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To the Board of 

Jan. 31 War [Philadelphia]. Remount for the dragoons. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David Hum- 
phreys. A. V, pt. U, 401 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 489 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Sherard's Ford, Catawba River 

Jan. 31 [North Carolina]. To [the President of Congress, 

Philadelphia]. The military situation; militia; 
strength of enemy; supplies. Contemporary 
copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in President of Congress 
to Washington 1781, Feb. 21. 96, 92 

1781 Korth and South Carolina, 0£Scers. Resolutions requesting 

Jan. 31 changes in uniform. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Board of War to Washington, 1781, 

May 14. 96, 258 

[1781] [Clinton, Sir Henry] [New York.] To the Pennsylvania 

[J-^^] troops. Oflfer of British protection, pay etc. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
and attested by John Witherspoon. Transmitted 
to Congress. C. C. 152, 9, 449 

[1781] Ehode Island. Memorandum of money ordered paid to 

[Jan.] the Rhode Island troops; depreciation. Contem- 

porary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to the Pres- 
^ ident of Congress, 1781, Feb. 13. 

C. C. 162, 9, 565 

1781 Continental Congress, Resolve. Discontinuance of allow- 

Feb. 1 ance to oflBcers on command. D. S. of Charles 

Thomson. 1 p. Transmitted to Washington. 
' Published in Genl. Orders, Feb. 12. 96, 67 

1781 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Feb. 2 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Trans- 

mitting resolve. Letter-book copy. 

C. C. 15, 226 

1781 Dawson, G[eorge]. [H. M. S.] Ms, off New York. To 

Feb. 2 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Treat- 

ment of American prisoners on the prison-ship 
[Jersey], Transcript. Enclosed in Washington 
to the President of Congress, 1781, Feb. 13. 

C. C. 169, 8, 50 

1781 "Jersey" [Prison -ship.] New York harbor. Report of 

Feb. 2 British Board of Inquiry as to treatment of 

American prisoners thertfon. Testimony of pris- 
oners; findings. Transcript. Enclosed in Wash- 
ington to the President of Congress, 1781, Feb. 
13. C. C. 169, 8, 50. 

1781 Hash, A[bner]. Halifax [North Carolina]. To [the 

Feb. 2 President of Congress, Philadelphia]. British in 

North Carolina; want of arms and military sup- 




490 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

plies; successes of militia and spirit of people. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Read in Congress, 
Feb. 20. Enclosed in President of Congress to 
Washington, 1781, Feb. 20. 96, 88 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [the President 

^™' ^ of Congress, Philadelphia]. Corporal punish- 

ment in the army; furloughs and discharges. 
Draft. 5 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. Referred, Feb. 9, to J. Jones, 
McDougall and Sullivan. Reported, June 15. 
Acted on June 16. A.. V, pt. II, 407 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1891. 9, 126. 

[1781] Continental Army. Form of honorable discharge. Draft. 

[Feb. 3] 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

Enclosed in Washington to the President of Con- 
gress 1781, Feb. 3. A. V, pt. II, 403 

[1781] Continental Army. Form of furlough. Draft. 1 p. In 

[Feb. 3] handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Enclosed 

in Washington to the President of Congress 1781, 
Feb. 3. A. V, pt. II, 406 

1781 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. New Windsor. To [tJohn] Sulli- 

Feb. 4 van [Philadelphia]. [Lt.] Col. [Alexander] Ham- 

ilton as a financier; mismanagement; finance; 
traffic with enemy. Auto, draft signed. 4 pp. 

P. II, 283 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1891. 9, 131. 

1781 Continental Congress, Order. Publication of report of 

Feb. 5 enterprise against Morrisania and thanks of Con- 

gress to Maj. Gen. [Samuel Holden] Parsons. 
D. S. of Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in 
President of Congress to Washington, 1781, 
Feb. 9. 96, 73 

1781 Pennsylvania, Officers of the Line. Philadelphia. Memo- 

Feb. 6 rial to [George] Washington [New Windsor]* 

Services in 1776 and disarrangement in 1779; 
resolves of Congress of Jan. 1, 1781 and injury- 
sustained thereby. D. S. of John Richardson, 
Danl. Brodhead, John Lawrence, John Morgan, 
John Helm, Danl. Topham, Robert Caldwell, 
Bernard Ward, Matths. Weiderman. 1 p. En- 
closed in Atlee to Washington, 1781, Feb. 10, 

46,151 

1781 Germain to Sir Henry Clinton. See: President of Congress 

^BB. 7 to Washington, 1781, July 17. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 491 

1781 Knox, H[enry]. New Windsor. To [George] Washing- 

Feb. 7 ton [New Windsor]. Report of visit to New 

England States in eflfort to raise recruits. Con- 
temporary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Washing- 
ton to the President of Congress, 1781, Feb. 13. 

C. C. 162, 9, 553 

1781 Jefferson, Thomas. Richmond. To [the President of Con- 

Fkb. 8 gress, Philadelphia]. British in Cape Fear River; 

want of arms. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1781, Feb. 20. 96, 82 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [the President 

Fkb. 9 of Congress, Philadelphia] Col. [Peter] Granse- 

voort's claim to command at Fort Schuyler. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham- 
ilton. A. V, pt. II, 418 

1781 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Feb. 9 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. British 

fleet at Grardiner's Bay [Long Island]; success 
at Cowpens; Chevalier de Chastellux and other 
Frenchmen. L. S. of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. 
Answered Feb. 17.* 98, 68 

1781 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To 

Feb. 9 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Delay in 

transmitting thanks to Maj. Gen. [Samuel 
Holden] Parsons. Answered Feb. 17.* L. S. 
of Samuel Huntington. 1 p. 96,71 

[1781] Sharpe, William [Philadelphia]. To [George] Washing- 

[Fkb. 9?] ton [New Windsor]. Description of country in 

vicinity of the Cowpens. A. L. S. 1 p. En- 
closed in President of Congress to Washington, 
1781, Feb. 9. 96, 70 

1781 Atlee, Samuel John. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

Fkb. 10 ington [New Windsor]. Address of officers who 

were prisoners in 1776; disarrangement and half- 
pay. A. L. S. 2 pp. 46, 150 

1781 Jefferson, Thomas. Richmond. To the President of Con- 

Feb. 12 gress [Philadelphia]. British in Virginia; affairs 

in the Carolinas. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in President of Congress to Washing- 
ton, 1781, Feb. 20. 96, 81 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [the President 

Feb. 13 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Approbation of Con- 

gress; civilians prisoners of enemy; recruiting 



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492 LIBRABY OP CONGRESS 

measures in the Ejistern States;. conference with 
Rochambeau; British treatment of prisoners 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. Read in Congress, Feb. 19. Part referred 
to Board of Admiralty. A. V, pt. 11, 415 

Washington, George. New Windsor. To the President 
of Congress [Philadelphia]. Mistake in tmnsmit- 
ting letters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghraan. A. V, pt. II, 419 

Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 
[New Windsor]. Distress of British prisoners 
through British neglect. A. L. S. of Richard 
Peters. 1 p. Answered Feb. 19.* 98, 74 

Washington, George. New Windsor. To John Mathews 
[Philadelphia]. Completion of the Confederation; 
Virginia's reliquishment of claim to Western lands. 
Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. P. II, 287 

Continental Congress, President. [Philadelphia.] To 
[George] Washington [New Windsor]. British